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From jaw-dropping design to wow-inducing technological wizardry, the 2012 World’s Expo in Yeosu, Korea, is brimming with inspiration for exhibit and event professionals. EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 microsite features everything from Expo-related news and FAQs to historic World’s Expo highlights and video footage direct from Yeosu. This site also plays host to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 Awards, honoring the best the world (well, the World’s Expo, at least) has to offer.
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A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
 
California is a fine place to live — if you happen to be an orange,” said comedian Fred Allen. Proving the tart-tongued comic right, the nation’s 31st state shipped enough oranges to feed 300,000 visitors to Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. It also sent enough to construct this model of the Liberty Bell. Requiring more than 6,500 oranges to build, the 5-foot-high bell was more than a patriotic homage: The citrus structure also sent a message to the nation that the fragrant fruit was now so abundant that it had passed from rare luxury to household staple.
 
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