A high school in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan created a large picture (sculpture?) of the head of a white cat using 22,000 toothpicks.
It was a large undertaking which took 5 months of work and a scientific and well organised approach. It works well.
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A high school in Chiba Prefecture used 22,000 toothpicks to create a picture of a cat. Students painted the toothpicks in different colors and used them to form a cat mosaic. It took 5 months to arrange the toothpicks in the correct sequence. pic.twitter.com/uT9sBwnFBq
— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) November 27, 2018
What did the students learn from this exercise? Well, I can’t discover the official answer to that question. Teamwork must be an important part of the project. Learning design skills and visualisation must also be in the mix. And I guess you’d learn a bit about the anatomy of the domestic cat. I would also mean really looking at the subject matter and seeing the shadows and highlights etc..
It is nice that they decided to represent a cat.
Where is Chiba Prefecture?