It never ceases to amaze me how people can turn the simplest of things into art. Steven J. Backman, of San Francisco, CA, has been making toothpick art since he was a child. Eventually he turned the hobby into a business, Landmarks of San Francisco, selling toothpick recreations of historical cable cars and other landmarks.
His most famous piece is a 13-foot replica of the Golden Gate Bridge that took over 30,000 toothpicks and 2-1/2 years to build. It is currently on display at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Hollywood, CA.