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2018 Year in Review: Unusual Arts Stories

To recap 2018, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some unusual stories from the arts.

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

Woman wearing toilet paper dress.
In late June, a wedding dress fashion contest was held in New York City. What made the contest special is that all the dresses were made out of toilet paper.

Barnum’s Animals Crackers Escape Their Cages

Barnum's Animals crackers box showing freed animals.
For 116 years, the animals on Barnum’s Animals crackers boxes have been in cages. Now, after a request from a group that works to protect animals, they are free.

FBI Finds Ruby Slippers After 13 Years

The recovered ruby slippers, along with an FBI badge. The single sequin shown here was found at the crime scene at the Judy Garland Museum, from which a pair of Ruby Slippers went missing in 2005.
Thirteen years after they were stolen, a pair of red slippers from The Wizard of Oz have been found. The FBI tracked the shoes down in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Building a Bugatti – Out of Lego

Lego Bugatti being drive on a test track.
Workers at Lego have created a complete copy of the Bugatti Chiron sports car. It is made out of over 1 million Lego Technic pieces and can actually be driven.

Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After $1.4 Million Sale

Screenshot of YouTube video by Banksy showing people reacting as painting shreds itself.
The artist Banksy has played a huge joke on an art collector. He created a picture that shredded itself after it was sold for $1.4 million.

Computer-Made Artwork Sells for $432,500

Obvious's picture, Edmond de Belamy

Would you pay thousands of dollars for a painting with a face so blurry you’re not sure it’s a face? Or a picture by an unknown artist? What if the artist was a computer?



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