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The craziest parade floats we've ever seen

Every year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes an iconic procession through Herald Square in New York City. If you think those floats are amazing, you've gotta see these.

Jessica Learish
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This gray-haired Gene Simmons

So this float from the 2015 Nice Carnival was technically named "The aging rock star," but that makeup is undeniably a reference to the Demon himself, Mr. Gene Simmons.

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This Mount Rushmore

In 2015, South Dakota had a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore.

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This terrifying specimen

A masterpiece from the 2016 Carnival of Viareggio parade, this giant six-armed devil character is sure to keep you awake at night.

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This comically large foosball table

Revelers were treated to a performance of dancing foosball men atop this Carnival parade float at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2014.

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These papier-mache politicians

The float-makers of Carnival in Viareggio have a knack for turning modern politicians into giant papier-mache sculptures. In 2016, giant effigies of Matteo Salvini of Italy and French politician Marine Le Pen paid a visit to the parade.

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These friends from 'The Wizard of Oz'

OK, not technically a float, but come on... These balloon heads of Dorothy's friends from "The Wizard of Oz" made a special appearance at the Macy's parade in 2014 for the 75th anniversary of the 1939 film classic.

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This full-scale Godzilla

Godzilla marched through the streets of Lille, France during a 2015 parade.

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This glowing elephant

In October of 2016, there was a parade held in Sydney, Australia, celebrating 100 years of Taronga Zoo. The parade recreated the moment when the real animals of the Taronga Zoo were led from an older facility through the streets to their new home.

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This queen

Nice's 2016 Carnival parade had boatloads of awesome floats, including this Queen's Float.

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This crazy monster

The Sao Clemente samba school left its mark on Rio de Janeiro in the 2016 Carnival parade with this massive dragon monster. He even has his own emoji.

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This Krazy Glue fun house

This is a preview of a float expected to debut in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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This fire-breathing dragon

There's something edgy about an open flame coming out of a float made of flowers. It makes this super-sweet Tournament of Roses Parade float even more awesome.

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This gigantic hunk of wax

This float is actually a 10-ton carved candle making its way through downtown Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand during the Thai Candle Festival in July 2016.

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This epic criticism of Facebook

The 2016 Carnival of Viareggio parade featured this enormous papier-mache piece of visual criticism aimed at the social network and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

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This mega-shrimp float

This riot of dancing shellfish is called the Bacchatality float. It's the brainchild of the Krewe of Bacchus, which participates in the yearly Mardi Gras parades. This float carries members of the New Orleans hospitality industry.

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This rosy RV

Farmers Insurance commissioned this RV and roadside attractions for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Just don't forget your rose-colored classes when you hit the open road.

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This Cirque Du Soleil boat float

In 2014, performers from Cirque Du Soleil flipped and flew over the spectators at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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These camels

The Donate Life float celebrates organ donors at this year's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

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