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Photos: Huge, Mysterious Matchsticks Popping Up Around Town

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There's a new street art installation in town: big ol' red-topped matchsticks popping up in random spots throughout the city.

Some of the sticks stand as tall as 8 feet and have been seen in areas like Runyon Canyon, Silver Lake, Hollywood, Laurel Canyon and Venice Beach. The matchstick on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz is chained up to a bike rack along with a figure made of plastic wrap, wearing a paper scarf and riding a makeshift cardboard Lambretta scooter. All the sticks has "#MOMENTS" written across them in red ink.

Hey, they could also be representing Google pinpoints on a map or touting a message on fire safety for all we know. But it's still pretty fun to spot them around town. It's kind of like a Where's Waldo? search. It reminds us a bit of when the 18-foot fork surfaced in Pasadena in 2009.