Faux Golden Globe made of half-million magnets
A behemoth magnet sculpture made out of 550,000 tiny golden magnets called Nanodots takes Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Magnetic Structure."
Ricky Gervais got in a record number of jabs at celebrities at this year's Golden Globe Awards (and I, for one, loved every minute of it). But that wasn't the only record set.
A couple of days before Sunday's ceremony, two dashingly dressed gentlemen unveiled the new Guinness World Record holder for "World's Largest Magnetic Structure" in the shape of a Golden Globe statue.
The behemoth is made out of 550,000 tiny golden magnets called Nanodots. It weighs a staggering 600 pounds, and completely shatters the previous record-holding sculpture, which consisted of a paltry 32,786 dots.
"Dots" is a funny word for a mini-magnet, but these dots are super, super strong. After looking at some of the tutorials on the Nanodots Web site I quickly realized you can do a lot with very little. We're talking about the ability to build the polyhedron of your dreams. A Lego for the 21st century.
Nanodots sell in packages of 216 variously colored dots for $29 and up. The components of the Nanodots Golden Globe statue were constructed in the top-secret Nanodot labs in Toronto and then shipped to Hollywood, where the statue was crafted in a Golden Globes gift suite and kept far away from stars' expensive jewelry.
I hope the next world record structure is made to resemble a Death Star.