Monday, May 12, 2008

Engineers ‘Can’ Do It

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It takes a can-do attitude to “can-struct” a masterpiece.

Canstruction is an organization that holds competitions around the world in which engineers and designers build huge sculptures from cans of food.

All the cans used to build the super structures, which can use as many as 18,000 cans, are donated to local food banks.

Builders spend up to 12 hours constructing can venus flytraps, characters from The Simpsons, a garden gnome, and the Beatles’ yellow submarine.

Though Canstruction president Cheri Melillo says anyone with a can-do approach can create a tin masterpiece, college fraternity boys should stick to their amateur beer can pyramids.

She says, “It takes a lot on ingenuity, thought, and planning to build the sculptures. I’m not sure frat boys can handle that. I’ve seen colleges create a lot of junk and put the Canstruction name on it. You can tell they’re just throwing in cans from the pantry.”

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