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“A bright spark artist has come up with incredible sculptures made from spent matches – and he doesn’t even smoke. IT specialist Stanislav Aristov began making the beautiful artwork to satisfy a burning desire to create something beautiful. Since then the 28-year-old has gone on to fashion some amazing sculptures from a smokey butterfly to a burning heart. The part-time artist – who despite his talent is so far yet to exhibit – discovered the idea after he entered a photo competition in Russia. Unable to come up with an idea Stanislav struck a match before noticing the incredible patterns formed in the carbon of the used wood – and so match art was born. Russian Stanislav, from Yekaterinburg, central Russia, has now become a sensation in his mother country and wants to come to the UK soon. He said: ‘I guess the funny thing is, I don’t even smoke.” w/ photos
“I wanted to see him drop it in mid-carry, which always happens to me in the claw game.” — MrMikeMck15
“If you’ve ever wondered how important it is to get the planning right for your big day, the movies provide a wealth of examples of just how disastrously wrong an ill-prepared wedding can go. These are the top 10 most disastrous wedding ceremonies that the cinema has ever provided us with.” w/ photos
“This bicycle is the first in the world to be created simply by printing it out on a computer, using groundbreaking new technology. The fully-working cycle, which is made of nylon, is the result of an extraordinary project and is as strong as steel and aluminum but weighs 65 per cent less. Scientists in Bristol designed the bike on a computer and sent it to a printer, which placed layers of melted nylon powder on top of each other to build-up the machine. Individual components such as gears, pedals and wheels are usually made in different factories and assembled into a finished bike but the Airbike is a single, complete part. The wheels, bearings and axle are incorporated into the ‘growing’ process, known as Additive Layer Manufacturing. The Airbike can be built to the rider’s own specification so requires no adjustment. It also requires no conventional maintenance or assembly.” w/ photos
“The graphic is from a shirt that had about a 100 of these little guys on the front and back. I cut, placed & secured 46 of them all hand sewn… for your amusement and pleasure.” w/ photos