Video of the Day: San Francisco Rendered in 100,000 Toothpicks


Artist Scott Weaver’s Rolling Through the Bay, a toothpick Rube Goldberg machine of San Francisco, is made from over 100,000 toothpicks and took him 35 years to complete. Multiple ball runs allow the viewer to go on “tours” of different parts of the city while hitting up major landmarks — from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Ferry Building to the Bay Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. “I don’t have the world record,” says Weaver. “There are two or three people [with machines] that are larger than mine, but none of them have a function, or a kinetic aspect.” Click through, and prepare to be dazzled.

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

[via Thought Catalog]