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Some artists put an incredible amount of work into their creations. They spend numerous hours doting over every detail and trying to make things just right. In the end, they hope to have produced an amazing work of art. Scott Weaver has done just that.

Weaver has just spent the last 34 years of his life building a miniature model of San Fransisco…completely out of toothpicks.

The artist calls his creation “Rolling Through the Bay,” mainly because of the fact that he incorporated several tracks in the model to roll ping pong balls on. There are a few points of entry that each ball can be inserted into to make them run around the tracks.  That is what makes this a true masterpiece.

According to Oddity Central, Weaver used over one million toothpicks. The model is 9 feet tall, 7 feet wide and 2 feet deep with actual recreations of Golden State Park, Bay Bridge, and a few others. In fact, Ripley’s Believe It or Not actually offered the toothpick wizard a whopping $40,000 for his creation, but he dutifully declined.

To look at more pictures of the model and watch a unique video detailing just how he did it, click here.

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