Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan, spent 800 hours doing laundry to procure enough lint to make—wait for it—a 14-foot long, four-foot tall laundry lint version of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." The AP reports: "Bell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the lint, and 200 hours to recreate the mural. She bought towels of the colors she wanted and laundered them separately to get the right shades of lint. Her artwork has caught the eye of Ripley's Believe It or Not! The company plans to put it on display at one of its museums. Ripley's says it also has Last Supper replicas made from a grain of rice, a dime and burned toast."
· Woman recreates da Vinci's 'Last Supper' with lint [AP]