Tag: hobbies

May 17, 2011

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, is home to the world’s largest model railway, with miniature replicas of famous destinations around Europe and America. The level of detail is incredible and the figures are simply mind-boggling: – Model area = 1,150 sq. meters (12,378 sq ft) – Track length = 12,000 meters (39,370 ft) –…

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May 3, 2011

Kinetic San Francisco by Scott Weaver: 35 Years & 100,000 Toothpicks

Kinetic San Francisco by Scott Weaver: 35 Years & 100,000 Toothpicks

Photograph by THE TINKERING STUDIO Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years (on and off) on his ‘Rolling Through the Bay’ masterpiece. A kinetic art sculpture of the beautiful city of San Francisco. Using more than 100,000 toothpicks, Scott meticulously recreates all of the famous landmarks and destinations. Why spend so much time…

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May 2, 2011

The Top 25 Ranked Freshwater Aquariums in the World

The Top 25 Ranked Freshwater Aquariums in the World

Since 2001, the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) has been the largest planted aquarium design competition in the world. Hobbyists from all over the globe enter their aquariums in hopes of winning the grand prize of 1 million Yen (approx. $12K USD). However, more important than the monetary reward is the global ranking…

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Jan 13, 2011

How to Turn a Lighter Into a Mini Motorcycle

How to Turn a Lighter Into a Mini Motorcycle

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…

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