Visit the Indiana State Fair: Fried Food and Crawling Through a Colon Involved
The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis is already in session, but you have until Sunday, August 17, to enjoy the best of what it has to offer: deep-fried fair food and a giant, diseased colon.
Indulge in the fair's wide array of deep fried foods, foods on sticks, and deep fried foods on sticks. How about the 2008 Indiana State Fair signature food contest winner, deep-fried bananas foster cheesecake on a stick? Count me in. Indystar.com describes other offerings, from typical corn dogs to not-so-typical chocolate-covered chicken stick.
After getting your fill of fair food, visit "Coco" the Colossal Colon, a 40-foot long, four-foot tall model of a human colon "designed to educate about colorectal cancer and other diseases of the colon." Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, and more—Coco's got it all! Crawl through the tunnel to see what horrors could come to your colon if you don't maintain a healthy lifestyle. That probably entails not eating a lot of fair food, but one day of stuffing your face with funnel cakes and pulled pork sandwiches shouldn't kill you.
If you can't make it to the fair, watch these videos after the jump from IndyStar.com about fair-goers' favorite foodstuffs and the journey through the giant colon after the jump.