World’s Strangest

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Wire Bonsai

Kevin Iris, an artist in Wisconsin, loved to grow bonsai trees. But he found shaping their growth with wire guides too challenging. Sometimes, he had as much wire as he did tree. This inspired him to begin wrapping and folding thousands of wires into metal alternatives. Link -via Colossal

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress is Quite Charmin’

Photo: Business Wire Susan Brennan won the 8th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest with this beaut. Ain’t that Charmin’? Via Fark

DIWire Bender

Remember Bender, the bending unit robot from Futurama? Meet his predecessor: The DIWire Bender. The DIWire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends metal wire to produce 2D or 3D shapes. Wire unwinds from a spool, passes through [...]

Electric Motor Made out of Buckyballs

(Video Link) YouTube user graybum devises many simple and ingenious uses for Buckyballs, such as this amazing electric motor. It’s just Buckyballs, a wire and a battery. Redditor gloon explains how it works: When you touch the wire to the side of the magnets, you complete an electric circuit. Current flows out of the battery, through the [...]

Rise Above My Fears

It took me a while to get this juggling image by South African urban artist ABOVE, who wrote: it might sound weird to most people but similar to a burglar waiting and observing a spot for a future hit, [...]

Where Christmas Lights Go To Die

What happened when you toss a hopelessly tangled string of Christmas tree lights to the recycling bin? Chances are, if it escapes being put in a landfill, it will end up in Shijao, China, [...]

Celebrity Sculptures Made Out Of Chicken Wire

These cool metal sculptures, of celebrities like John Lennon and Andy Warhol, have such soft edges and fine detail that I was surprised to find out they’re made out of chicken wire. Kenyan artist Ivan Lovatt uses skills he learned from working in construction to create these metal masterpieces, and like a good builder he’s [...]

The Wire Variations

By far one of the best HBO series of all-time, The Wire, had a lot of original characteristics going for it: plots that stretched over and across multiple seasons for starters, and a different variation on “Way Down in the Hole” each new season. The “theme song” was originally written by singer songwriter Tom Waits [...]

Wire Sculptures Of 2D Drawings

Gavin Worth sure knows how to bend a line, and design, and construct beautiful works of art. It’s amazing how he uses a thin strand of wire to portray the human form so elegantly, and yet faithfully retains the integrity of the original sketch. Head over to his website at the link below to see more [...]

To Prevent Theft

According to redditor Wylde_Guitarist, his boss found a way to keep the wire cutters from being stolen. Attach them to something heavy -with a wire. Link -via Boing Boing