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 A beautiful hyper-realistic painting by artist Omar Ortiz (nsfw). Such an incredible use of paint to create depth of focus and the reflection of light on skin.

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British chef and restaurateur Tristan Welch has created the “World’s Meatiest Sandwich”, according to the Daily Mail.

The massive carnivore’s dream measures 25-inches high, 24-inches wide, and weighs more than 28 pounds—and is said that it would probably take 10 hours to eat. 

The monster sandwich contains 41 different kinds of meat—1,445 grams of ham; 2 kilograms of salami, turkey and bacon; 1 kilogram of sausages; and 720 grams of chorizo, according to the Daily Mail. 

Welch created the behemoth sub for the launch of TV program ‘Man v. Food Nation’ on Food Network UK, where host Adam Richman travels around the US, daring people are to take on food challenges.

Food Network’s Nick Thorogood told the Daily Mail: “The world’s meatiest sandwich is an epic creation. We expect only the very brave will take on the challenge and attempt to eat it.”

“We wanted to create a sandwich that embodies the Man v. Food Nation series—that is big dishes, big flavors, and big challenges.”

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Posted on 5/26/2012 03:24:00 PM

An 8-metre Tall Statue of Marilyn Monroe In Chicago

Filed Under () at 5/26/2012 03:24:00 PM

”Forever Marilyn” is a sculpture by Seward Johnson that is to be unveiled today in Chicago, Illinois. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture which stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pound will remain on display in Chicago through the spring of 2012. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie Seven Year Itch


Photos: Scott Olson / Getty Images


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Marilyn Monroe

At first glance these celebrity portraits appear to have been created from aerial photographs of dozens of people.

But a closer examination of this series, by Atlanta-based artist Craig Alan, reveals that the tiny figures were actually painted into place.

Mr Alan, 40, has created paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley, as well as the Statue of Liberty, with his realist technique.

His painstaking efforts are well-rewarded though - a single piece from the 'Populous' series can sell for up to $50,000.

The artist says he first came up with the idea after after taking photos of the street from the sixth floor of an apartment block.

'In one shot, the group of people appeared to have formed an eye on the screen - this started my creative wheels turning.'

Marilyn Monroe
Elvis Presley

Audrey Hepburn

Statue of Liberty


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