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World’s biggest ‘drawing’ was a hoax.
Posted: 27 May 2008 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A Swedish artist, Erik Nordenankar, recently made more that a few waves by claiming to have drawn the biggest picture in the world, a portrait of himself constructed of a single line 110 thousand km long.

Nordenanker said his amazing drawing had been sketched out, not in ink or paint, but by the movements of a special briefcase fitted with a GPS tracker. This case, he claimed, had been given to DHL along with a precise itinerary detailing the exact coordinates the package was to be taken to. Once it had completed its world-spanning round-trip, Nordenanker simply downloaded the route from the device’s memory and set about publicising his achievement.


http://biggestdrawingintheworld.com/drawing.aspx

However, according to The Daily Telegraph, the Swede’s only achievement may have been to fool a small number of people for a short period of time, as doubts raised almost simultaneously with the claim seem to have been vindicated:

[quote author=“Telegraph”]‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax

A Swedish artist who claimed to have drawn the biggest picture in the world using a GPS device stuffed inside a briefcase has been exposed as a hoaxer. Erik Nordenankar’s self-portrait

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Posted: 27 May 2008 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t think it would count anyway
All he would have at the end would be a print out
Besides which he wouldn’t have done the legwork
and the courier whoever they were would be the real
artist.

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Posted: 28 May 2008 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’d have been less skeptical if the ‘detail’ bits like hair an whatnot were centered over a major landmass like north america or russia, where the package could be shipped point-to-point with more control and without a need to have a boat or plain doing spirals and squiggles over open water. It would just be a LOT of efforf and expense for a ‘drawing’.

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Posted: 28 May 2008 03:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hah!  It didn’t fool me!!!

Of course, I hadn’t even heard of it before it was posted here as a hoax.  But that’s beside the point. raspberry

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Posted: 28 May 2008 05:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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OMFG IT’S JESUS!!!1!

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Posted: 28 May 2008 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yeah, it was rather silly of him to have the delivery people supposedly out in the middle of the ocean flying or sailing around in loops.

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