What Are Yard Flamingos?


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Yard flamingos are plastic lawn ornaments, usually pink, that a homeowner uses to decorate and accent their yard. They belong in the same pop culture niche as lawn gnomes, often called kitsch.

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What Are Yard Flamingos?
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Don Featherstone invented Pink flamingos in 1957 while working for a company named Union Products. Since their inception, lawn flamingos were extremely popular and led to Mr. Featherstone winning the Ig Nobel prize, a prize handed out for unusual achievements, for his impact on popular culture. Since then, pink flamingos have fallen into the category of kitsch, which is a mass-produced and gaudy style of art created to have wide appeal.

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