When one thinks of sand art, sand castles are what often comes to mind, but Tibetan Buddhist monks have long designed magnificent mandalas out of colored sand, for which Iranian artists have put a new spin to — famous for their traditional Persian rugs, a group of artists have taken it to a whole new level by creating the world’s largest sand carpet.
The unique 39,370.078 square foot (12,000 sq. meter) world record carpet was created by 25 visual artists made entirely of 70 types of colorful sand found on the country’s southern island seashores of Hormuz, widely known for its red soil, to create the ‘Persian Gulf’ sand carpet.
Both bred in America, the 2 celebrity canines united to celebrate Guinness World Records Day outside the White House in Washington D.C.
“She has the attitude of a big dog; she would let me know if anyone was around and she would try to guard me if she could.” said Lana.
Gibson and his owner Sandy Hall from Sacramento, California regularly visit children’s hospitals, also making him the world’s tallest therapy dog.
“He just puts a smile on people’s faces.” said Sandy. “In one split second, people forget their cares and worries.”
Then it was over to Thailand to visit 17-year-old Malee Duangdee. In a nation where 5ft 8in is considered tall, it was hardly surprising that 6ft 10in Malee struggled to fit in. “So many times I ask myself why?” said Malee, whose enormous height is caused by a potentially fatal tumour on her pituitary gland. “I sit in front of the mirror and cry. Why am I not the same as other people?” Like Brenden, her condition could be controlled by drugs, but her impoverished family simply can’t afford them.
Most of us have, at some stage in our lives, wished we stood out from the crowd – but, watching the trials and tribulations of the teenagers in this programme, we’ve never felt so grateful to be average.