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Have you ever heard about the Toothpick City or Toothpick World? Here’s the wonderful creation.

Stan Munro, a big fan of architecture, though not a student has first build a Toothpick City and then a Toothpick World which is in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest toothpick structure: Burj Khalifa, Dubai (16ft.) entirely made out of toothpicks.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai entirely made out of toothpicks. (The tallest toothpick structure)

Stan learned everything through books, the internet, History Channel, and a little something called “8th-Grade Algebra.”

Toothpicking has been a hobby since his 5th grade art teacher brought a toothpick project to the classroom. Stan stayed with it, and almost 30 years later. Stan makes a living at it.

10 years ago, when his wife Suzi was suffering with some kidney liver disease and he had to stay home caring for her, he started toothpicking. In 2006, he sold his first Toothpick City exhibit to a museum in Spain. Suzi is getting better day by day and who is Stan’s inspiration, his muse, and the center of his world. They are located in Syracuse, NY.

He completed Toothpick City 1 (A History of Skyscrapers), which had 50 of the world’s tallest buildings, in 2005.

After its sale he decided to start work on Toothpick City 2 (Towers and Temples) which will have 40 buildings made out of four million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue.

It includes the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Parthenon in Athens.

So far Stan has created more than 100 unique masterpieces consisting famous structures from around the world which are entirely made out of toothpicks.

Toothpick World is a traveling exhibit – unlike anyone has seen before. It is a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world–ALL built to the same 1:164 scale, and all out of toothpicks. It can be set up in any configuration, and in a number of different museum spaces. Toothpick World is a sensory experience of engineering, architecture, culture and just plain craziness. It ABSOLUTELY has to be seen to be believed.

In March, 2012, Stan formed Toothpick World, LLC, a traveling exhibit corporation. The purpose of the exhibit is to entertain, educate, and even enlighten, as museum-goers see what one man can do with a little imagination, a whole lot of time, and more than 3 million toothpicks.

 

Few of his creations are:

Toothpick city I at the Museum of Science and Technology
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
The Roman Coliseum
The U.S. Nimitz – CVN68 Aircraft carrier
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

 

Akshardham Temple, India
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Eiffel Tower, Paris
International Space Station
Grand Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Statue of Liberty, New York
St. Peter’s Basilica Square, The Vatican
The White House, Washington D.C.
Tower Bridge, London
Taj Mahal, India

Visit Toothpick City and World for more images in detail.

Have a view on other similar post on Taj Mahal from matchsticks.

 

 

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Mind blowing places to visit across the world before you die

Here are 27 mind blowing places to visit across the world, which one should not skip to visit before one dies.

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Few are as follows:

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador

The swing at the "End of the World" in Baños, Ecuador

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

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Source: mbertoni