Let me brief you on this Missouri roadside attraction. Come to the City Museum‘s Beatnik Bob’s and you can take a gander at the world’s largest underwear!
The world’s largest pair of underwear measures in at seven feet wide and six feet tall with a 16-foot long waistband. It was made in 1997 by local artists Pat Eby and Ann Paidrick. The brand tag identifies them as “Big Galloot” and is imprinted as Size MCXLVII.
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A popular attraction at the City Museum, the biggest pair of underwear have gone missing twice.
First, In July 2011 the giant underwear went missing from Beatnik Bob’s. They were only gone for a short time though, and when they reappeared a few weeks later, the big underpants were returned, washed and folded.
Then, in 2020, the biggest underwear in the world disappeared again. It was rumored they were on tour with a “kind of a freak show in New Mexico.” They were allegedly returned in exchange for a mini Ferris wheel.
Whether any of these stories are true or the giant underwear just went out for a much-needed cleaning is up for debate.
Like big things? Be sure to also check out the world’s largest pencil while you’re at The City Museum!
World’s Largest Underwear
Location: The City Museum, 701 North 15th Street, St Louis, MO
Date of Photos: March 20, 2010
Visit the museum’s official website for up-to-date hours and admission costs.