Miniature Masterpieces: Microscopic Sculptures

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They say that patience is a virtue, but the amount of patience that it would take Nikolai Aldunin to sculpt these microscopic masterpieces should qualify him for sainthood. The Russian creative uses his 1985 microscope to sculpt accurate replicas of guns, tanks, bicycles and even a saddle with stirrups for a flea. According to TIME Aldunin works between the beats of his heart to keep his hands still using superglue, syringes, and toothpicks to create his miniatures. Aldunin offers advice for this line of work: “You musn’t get into a state of worry. Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands.” Unfortunately, even after all of his hard work, there’s not a very big market for sculptures that can only be seen with a microscope.

The Golden Calendar: Patterns Display Unique Facts

Gold. It is a precious metal and has been a valuable item for thousands of years. It’s beauty has captured the minds and hearts of many men and has spurred endless adventures and journeys to seek it. Yurko Gutsulyak went on an adventure regarding gold. It was an artistic adventure and also a philosophical one.

A Look Inside The Worlds Most Secure Vault

At the time of writing this post, gold prices sit at $1644 per ounce; an astounding amount many would say have been driven by uncertain economic outlooks around the world and a need for financial security. This graphic looks at the most secure storehouse of gold in America, the U.S. Bullion Depository, commonly referred to as Fort Knox. In the graphic you will find a collection of interesting facts about the huge vault, as well as some of the conspiracy theories circulated about it.

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