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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sen. Feinstein Really Loves Toothpick Replica of the Golden Gate Bridge

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

So many unconventional and borderline freakish things are born right here in San Francisco. Take the tinfoil chapeaux, for instance. And if that's not weird enough for you, there's always the How Weird Street Faire, which incidentally is scheduled this weekend.

Among our many much-appreciated eccentricities is

click to enlarge WWW.TOOTHPICKART.COM

The 13-foot-wide sculpture took Backman two and a half years to complete, using no cables or wires. All of this is why Sen. Dianne Feinstein has given Backman a certificate honoring him for his "much heralded toothpick replica of the Golden Gate Bridge."

The bridge, which is illuminated with more than 100 LEDs, is on display the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in Hollywood.
You can find more toothpick art here.

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