2. There are more fake flamingos than the ones real.
Plastic is fantastic. The fact that there are more fake flamingos than real out there is a clue that we are gradually replacing the natural world.
Plastic flamingos are the American interpretation of the garden dwarves. It all started in 1957 when 3D printing was just a designer’s wet dream. Don Featherstone thought that Florida’s landscape missed the presence of the emblematic pink birds.
What started as a joke, evolved to become a symbol of trash culture. You could not call yourself a proper American if you have not had a plastic flamingo on your front lawn.
However, more recent times did a lot of harm to the still birds. People gradually replaced them with signs like “Let’s make America great again!”