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They grow 'em big out in Missoula, Montana--literally. The smalltime organic local grocer, Orange Street Food Farm is displaying a bewitching, window-length installation of Toadstool, Luigi, and Mario that consists of 12-pack soda bottles. 

The store's weekend manager disclosed to the press that the whole operation's the ingenious brainchild of a Coca Cola Sales rep (a raise probably fast approaches on the horizon). Here's a closer look at the 12-foot high display:

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India and Pakistan do not like each other.

Ever since their split in 1947, the two countries have had a relationship that is angry at it's best, and deadly at it's worst. Pretty much any small glimmer of cooperation or communication between the two countries would be a step in the right direction.

Enter Coca-Cola, an unlikely diplomat in the conflict. Coca-Cola placed two vending machines with two-way displays at heavily populated points in Lahore, Pakistan, and New Delhi, India, through which people could wave to each other, make funny faces, dance, and trace peace symbols and happy faces too.

Whether it's genuine humanity or a cheesy publicity stunt, I think it's safe to say that anything positive between these two feuding nations is good, so maybe the soda behemoth deserves the benefit of the doubt.

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