A Swedish artist, Erik Nordenankar, recently made more that a few waves by claiming to have drawn the biggest picture in the world, a portrait of himself constructed of a single line 110 thousand km long.
Nordenanker said his amazing drawing had been sketched out, not in ink or paint, but by the movements of a special briefcase fitted with a GPS tracker. This case, he claimed, had been given to DHL along with a precise itinerary detailing the exact coordinates the package was to be taken to. Once it had completed its world-spanning round-trip, Nordenanker simply downloaded the route from the device’s memory and set about publicising his achievement.
However, according to The Daily Telegraph, the Swede’s only achievement may have been to fool a small number of people for a short period of time, as doubts raised almost simultaneously with the claim seem to have been vindicated:
[quote author=“Telegraph”]‘Biggest drawing in world’ revealed as hoax
A Swedish artist who claimed to have drawn the biggest picture in the world using a GPS device stuffed inside a briefcase has been exposed as a hoaxer. Erik Nordenankar’s self-portrait