Monday, June 17, 2013


On display in the museum was this model built entirely of toothpicks by someone who clearly had too much time on his hands.  Anyway, ahead of me was a cute little girl of perhaps thirteen summers who looked at the model briefly then turned to a docent and asked, "Why didn't they use colored toothpicks?"

The gentleman  had a look on his face which clearly indicated he had never before heard such a question, nor did he seem to have a ready response in his repertoire.

The placard indicated that the construction required 85,000 toothpicks.
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Lin said...

Holy cow. How long did that take him to do that? And the big question...where did he do that? I can't imagine his wife allowed that anyplace other than the basement or the garage.

It is beautiful though.

vanilla said...

Lin, I don't know the answers to the questions. Sorta like the docent. Do we have to assume he had a wife? Maybe not, after he was half-way through the project, anyway.