In 2004 an unconscious man was discovered behind a fast food restaurant in Richmond Hill, Georgia. He had no belongings, severe sunburn, and was nearly blind from cataracts. The man also had absolutely no idea who he was. After months of ongoing evaluation from doctors and psychologists it was determined he was suffering from dissociative amnesia. He adopted the pseudonym Benjaman Kyle and has embarked on a search for his true identity sparking massive amounts of media coverage and even a short film, Finding Benjaman, by John Wikstrom. He is the only citizen in the United States officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known. One strange aspect of this predicament is that Kyle now lives completely in limbo: for the past 8 years he has been denied the ability to obtain a new social security number which in turn prevents him from opening a bank account or having a credit card. The government argues that he already has one, but despite the efforts of fingerprint matching, DNA tests, and exposure on television, he simply cannot determine his true identity.
After catching a screening of Finding Benjaman at the Tribeca Film Festival artist Miguel Endara (previously) was inspired to help in any way he could, which meant making art. Endara embarked on this portrait of Benjaman using stippling, a tedious technique which involves a pen, patience, and an obscene amount of dots. The portrait took nearly 138 hours to complete, and at a rate of 4.25 dots per second, he estimates the piece contains roughly 2.1 million of them. The hope is to spread awareness for Bengaman’s plight and to help raise money through the sale of prints to support a petition to get him a new social security number. You can learn more about the drawing here.
Do you also want to see the final result of this amazing work? Click here to see A Portrait Drawn by Hand with 2.1 Million Ink Dots to Aid Amnesiac.
We have listed nearly 30 examples of how to create creative billboard advertisements. Companies needs to think out of the box, to get new customers, therefore many creative marketing peoples has created those amazing billboards advertisements.
See and get inspiration to your next billboard advertisements
Not just a super car that carries on the name of racing driver Pierre Veyron, who, while racing for the original Bugatti car manufacturer, won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was the most powerful and the faster car in the world when it first came out in 2005, it can easily pass as a super hero`s car like Batman. It has the fastest acceleration speed, reaching 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
Endowed with a 8.0L W16-Cylinder, four turbochargers, and a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission, the Veyron can reach a top speed of 253 mph. Counting a sum of 10 radiators, for the engine cooling system, for transmission oil, a heat exchanger for the air to liquid intercoolers, for engine oil etc., the car has a power to weight ratio of 529 bhp/tonne.
The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for $8.7 million in 1987. That and many others won’t be included in this list, they are no longer available in the market.
If you can afford it, you would probably invest a small fraction of that on a bevy of supercars for your garage. Here are 10 of the most expensive street legal production cars on the market (at least 2 available); concept cars are not included.
World’s Most Expensive Cars:
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sports $2,400,000.
This is by far the most expensive street legal production car available on the market today (the base Veyron costs $1,700,000). Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the Veyron is the fastest street legal car when tested again on July 10, 2010 with the 2010 Super Sport Version reaching a top speed of 267 mph. When competing against a Bugatti Veyron, you better be prepared!
There is a tie for #2!
2. Aston Martin One-77 $1,850,000.
2. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1,850,000.
We have another tie for 3rd place:
3. Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000.
The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built is the third on the list. It takes 3.3 seconds to reach 60 mph and it has a top speed of 211 mph. Its rare (limited to 20) and slick design are the reasons why it is expensive and costly to own.
Japanese artist Yusuke Oono has expanded his 360° christmas book project to celebrate the festive season. The three-dimensional panoramic structure references the format of a book and pushes it to become a new, expansive platform for narrative and story-telling. The detailed scene unfolds to depict seasonal characters such as reindeers and fir tree as the axis – all fabricated solely through laser-cutting. oono uses 3D CAD programs - usually reserved for architectural and product design – to create a landscape as if it were a cray model and slices them by rotating the plane. Through this method each plane becomes a layer of the story, transforming 2D surfaces to a rich visual sculpture.
Do you also want to see more pictures of the amazing 360 Degree Christmas Book Panorama by Yusuke Oono?
So how does a disposable lighter turn into a miniature motorcycle? You’ll need a heavy dose of patience and some nimble fingers! Below is a visual guide that kind of shows you how to make a motorcycle with a lighter, however there is also a very detailed step-by-step video at the end that will walk you through the entire process.
Massive hat tip to the unknown visionary that had the curiosity to take apart a lighter and say, “hey this could be a really cool motorcycle!” Whoever you are, the Sifter salutes you. Enjoy!
How to Turn a Lighter into a Motorcycle: Step-by-Step Video
Celebrities are frequently called upon to change their appearance for movies. We have collected 10 most amazing celebrity transformations in Hollywood.
10 Most Famous Hollywood Transformations
1. Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp had to spend three solid hours in the makeup chair everyday to get all that weird kind of Carrot Top kabuki.
2. Rebecca Romijn X-Men and X-2
Playing the shape-shifting, head-to-toe blue Mystique in the X-Men franchise was no easy task for former Victorias Secret model Rebecca Romijn. Sure, shes modeled panties, but being nude except for body paint and covered in scales? Not exactly model behavior.
3. Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
They created a sculpture of him well into his 80s, and then did another one of him in his 70s, another one of him appearing to be in his 60s to create that perfect looking old man.
Here is the count down list of World’s top 20 largest hotels. Any hotel that has 3,000 rooms or more can be included in this list.
World’s Top 20 Largest Hotels
1. Izmaylovo, Moscow 7,500 Rooms
2. MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas 7,372 Rooms
3. The Venetian, Las Vegas 7,117 Rooms
4. Asia Asia, Dubai 6,500 Rooms
Beautiful Architecture is hard to be achieved with all the current competition in architecture. Below you can find some of the most ambitious architectural plans of our times, from beautiful houses to offices to public buildings. Some are theoretical; others are in the works. But all must face challenges that stretch the definition of what’s possible.
Enjoy our beautiful architecture examples below
Donning red jumpsuits, the Japanese art collective known as Kingyobu (‘goldfish club’) have been installing Gold Tele, goldfish phone booth aquariums, throughout Osaka, Japan as part of the city’s Canvas Project art festival. According to Spoon & Tamago, the group’s first goldfish-filled phone booth was created at this art festival in 2011. Kingyobu consists of Kyoto University of Art and Design students who formed the group in their second year of study.