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   Undertoad  Tuesday May 9 12:50 PM

5/9/2006: Record-setting letter

via 20 Minutos. We have a new record: largest letter ever written with a brush. Zhang Kesi, apparently a famous expert in handwriting in China, uses a giant brush here to write a Chinese character that means "dragon", in the Exposición Internacional de Horticultura (so the Spanish site calls it) of Shenyang, China.

Not sure what horticulture has to do with giant letters. But there you go.

barefoot serpent  Tuesday May 9 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by Undertoad
Not sure what horticulture has to do with giant letters. But there you go.
soybean ink? or else one huge stinkin' pile o' squids

LabRat  Tuesday May 9 01:11 PM

Anyone else think of Charlie Brown and his pencil pal?

axlrosen  Tuesday May 9 03:23 PM

Looks more Seussian to me.

xant  Tuesday May 9 04:04 PM

Um.. No overhead shots of the letter? :-)

Kagen4o4  Tuesday May 9 06:23 PM

only less pixelatted

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday May 9 06:37 PM

Not sure what horticulture has to do with giant letters.

tippy  Wednesday May 10 09:25 AM

the result

barckio  Wednesday May 10 10:53 AM

wow thats a huge ass brush

dar512  Wednesday May 10 02:03 PM

Originally Posted by barckio
wow thats a huge ass brush
It's just the angle of the picture. That brush isn't really coming out of his ass.

Kagen4o4  Wednesday May 10 06:22 PM

this is stupid! its just giving people the idea of making huge letters! one someone will make a letter so big, it will devour us all!!

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 10 07:54 PM

At least it's one continuous line. Picking up that brush would be impossible.

Hi barckio, welcome to the Cellar.

Ibby  Wednesday May 10 09:20 PM

One line??

That character is 18 strokes, by my count. Could only be 17 though.

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 10 10:40 PM

How do you get 17/18 strokes from the image linked in post #8?

footfootfoot  Wednesday May 10 10:59 PM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
You're fired.

Ibby  Thursday May 11 12:56 AM

oops, missed that link, I was under the impression he actually wrote "long" (thats how you pronounce that character), not the scribble that usually passes for cursive in chinese.

Kagen4o4  Thursday May 11 03:52 AM

sorry about the long post

awww, i actually felt physically ill after writing bad joke. im so sorry

milkfish  Thursday May 11 07:30 AM

It's all in fun until it's time to wash your brush out.

Elspode  Thursday May 11 02:05 PM

What's the story on the hose coming out of the brush? Is that the ink feed so he doesn't have to dip it?

dar512  Thursday May 11 03:21 PM

I'm impressed that with the two loops in the final product, he didn't leave tracks on the paper.

milkfish  Friday May 12 08:07 AM

So how large is this character (the one he's writing, not the one writing it), anyway?

Also, I'm wondering about the qualifier "written with a brush." What is the largest character ever written with a disposable ball-point pen? The easiest way to try to claim this record would be to lash one to the bumper of a car and drive down a straight stretch of interstate, afterwards telling the record book keepers that it was supposed to be the letter I.

Kagen4o4  Friday May 12 08:50 AM

"kilometrico's" can write for a kilometre

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