Art comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some people like to make big sculptures and some people like the artist Steven Backman like to create a very small sculpture. Steven Backman is an incredibly talented artist who loves making things from toothpicks, he has made a 13 foot Golden Gate Bridge made from 30,000 toothpicks, a San Francisco cable car made of 4,000 toothpicks and a yacht made from 10,000 toothpicks! But unlike those, all the things you are about to see below are made from a single, solitary toothpick…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Toothpicks
10 – Meydan Grandstand
FACT: In 1972 the pocket toothpick holder (described as a great way to carry your toothpicks around with you!) made it into the top 20 gifts of the year!
9 – Pagoda
FACT: Steven Backman is not the only one with skills enough to make toothpick sculptures, a man named Joe King once used 110,000 toothpicks to build a model of the Eiffel Tower 23ft tall!
8 – Eiffel Tower
FACT: The toothpick is considered such an essential that even the original Swiss Army knives had one included in their product.
7 – Burj Khalifa
FACT: In the 1980’s cinnamon toothpicks became very trendy, people would make their own by soaking wooden toothpicks in a bottle of cinnamon oil extract and sell them for a profit!
6 – Tower Bridge
FACT: Even in its very first day the toothpick factory in Maine made well over 20 million toothpicks, then kept those numbers up for years!
5 – Empire State Building
FACT: A teacher named Charles Forster asked his students to eat at a local restaurant and then loudly ask for a toothpick after finishing their meals. The idea was they wouldn’t have any generating a market for the disposable toothpick that Forster had invented!
4 – Titanic
FACT: Agathocles, a tyrant of Syracuse, died in 289 B.C. when his toothpick was soaked it in poison by an enemy!
3 – Golden Gate Bridge
FACT: The American state of Maine is the biggest toothpick producer in the World and is estimated to produce 90% of the Worlds toothpicks!
2 – Cinderella Castle
FACT: In the 17th Century toothpicks were only used by the upper classes were cherished enough to be made from gold, silver or ivory!
1 – White House
FACT: Skulls believed to belong to Neanderthals show signs of having their teeth picked clean by some sort of tool! We are basically talking caveman toothpicks!