This Guy Made a Pyramid of 1,785 Bowling Balls!!

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Redditor buildingsonfire recently shared this photo of his dad’s sculpture… a PYRAMID made of 1,785 BOWLING BALLS!! It’s 15 years in the making!


Here’s some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions…

— Base is… 17×17
— Bottom is crushed gravel, not cement, so there’s drainage to prevent standing water/mosquitos
— But, he made sure all the finger holes are pointing down, also to prevent mosquito breeding.
— almost all the balls were donations, gifts, or discarded from manufacturers/alleys
— Red row, half way up: all balls manufactured for the Marines, accidentally made 1/4″ too big for ball return machines, donated from the manufacturer
— Blue row, two up: same, but from Navy surplus balls
— Black row, above that: same, but from Army surplus

So cool! 

via Twisted Sifter

  • Helen Gircko

    This thing is worth the time spent for creation! Balls that should roll…. into the state of absolute stillness. Interesting. Bowling-Everest! Thanks for sharing, Pee-Wee!

  • Very cool blog Paul! Amazingly beautiful & talented artist. I wish you a Zen day. ??

  • Amanda Dushan

    I agree. That Pyramid looks so cool! The dad’s very creative.

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Where to start? I’m “bowled over” by this compelling post Pee Wee! Moreover, I found it interesting that you managed to bring up our brave fighting men and women twice in your past blogs! First with the yoga green army men and second with these awesome donated military bowling balls!. Thanks for the smile today! 😉

  • Devil_Dinosaur

    I would think the most frequently asked question would be, “Why?”

  • Mike Finland

    That’s almost as cool as my mustache.