Geostationary Banana Over Texas

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The Geostationary Banana Over Texas project was a plan to launch a banana-shaped airship over the state of Texas in August 2008. It is unclear whether the plan was a hoax of exposure.

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Cesar Saez, an Argentinian public artist living in Quebec, Canada, at the time, initially said he planned to create the project using Canadian taxpayer funds. But Saez later stated, "One thing I love is the issue of truth or hoax, and I love the ambiguity."[1]

The project received at least $148,000 Canadian dollars (approx. $140,000 US) in grants from the Canadian Federal Government and Quebec Province, sparking controversy.[2]

As of 2010, Saez had accepted the funds and left Canada without producing any tangible results for the two years of payment.[3] However, the plan was still listed as the "current project" on the artist's website as of April 21, 2010. The website no longer exists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacCormack, John (Jan 7, 2007). "Flying banana may reach new artistic heights". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved Apr 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Artist hopes to float giant banana over Texas". CTV.ca. Jan 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ Steyn, Mark (Feb 4, 2010). "Bananas Over Bush". National Review. Retrieved Apr 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ "cesarsaez.com". Retrieved Apr 21, 2010. "For current project see web page: Geostationary Banana Over Texas" 

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