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Giant flag Houston, giant iguana in Times

Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido will begin painting the world’s largest American flag on the 3.5 acre roof of the Lamons Gasket company’s manufacturing facility at 7300 Airport Blvd., Houston today. It’s Flag Day. The finished piece will be "revealed" on July 4th. LoBaido, who is famous for painting flags, says, "I have seen the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s David. The American flag is more beautiful." Lamons president, Kurt Allen, offered LoBaido $55,000 for supplies and labor, and a team of 15 helpers. In related Texas big stuff news, The recent relocation of Bob "Daddy-O" Wade’s refurbished giant iguana at the Ft. Worth Zoo was blogged yesterday by the NY time’s Michael Brick. Daddy-O said, regarding the move “I think things have changed in New York such that you might not be able to get away with it now.”

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