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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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Corn of Plenty
To show how it towered over all other states in corn production, Iowa created a 27-foot-tall tower of corn at San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The Midwestern state produced 11 percent of the total U.S. corn crop that same year, a fact Iowans celebrated with songs and beauty pageants. By 2007, Iowa harvested more than seven times its 1915 totals, as the demand for corn grew so fast it became the country’s main crop export. Ultimately, corn byproducts found their way into more than 2,500 items in a typical grocery store, including toothpaste, trash bags, soda, and even batteries.
Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

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