Remember the record-breaking Penny Pyramid built by Marcelo Bezos? Well, Marcelo had built a "glow in the dark" pyramid featuring Neatorama:
Marcelo's selling the Penny Pyramid, along with the house it comes in:
How do you get a record 3,500 lb. Penny Pyramid out of a house before you sell it ?........ YOU DON”T, you list it as one of the many upgrades and amenities that comes along with it!
Welcome to the current home of the World’s Largest Penny Pyramid! The penny pyramid which was originally built in 2006 to raise awareness for colorectal cancer and the screening process will be auctioned off along with the house it was built in this winter to raise funds in support of the Penny Pyramid Project. Mr. Bezos, the creator and holder of the record is also the founder of the Penny Pyramid Project, a non-profit child philanthropy educational program that uses its signature world record penny pyramid in fundraisers used to support other charitable organizations in the greater Miami area. The Penny Pyramid Project was founded in 2007, it ran its first annual fundraiser that same year raising over 1,200 dollars in pennies alone. Unfortunately, the fledgling program was temporarily forced to go dormant during the 2008 school year. Mr. Bezos, “it is my hope that this unique approach to the sale of the house will generate enough local and national interest that will generate the necessary funding in order to bring back this really neat educational program for our school children.”
and…. if it does not sell?, well then each coin used in the pyramid will be encased in an aluminum outer shell, a lost art only a few companies in the US now can reproduce. In its hay day from 1900-1970, millions of these encased pennies were used to commemorate or used as a premiums to help advertise a company’s product. Mr. Bezos, This type of coining is just a really cool way to showcase what now is the Worlds Largest “Glow” in the dark penny pyramid!”
The current Pyramid has grown to just over 525,000 pennies. The accompanying video series has also been a viral sensation around the world receiving over 3,300,000 views and counting!
The latest work has caused the outer coins to glow in the dark turning the current structure into the Worlds Largest “Glow” In The Dark Penny Pyramid!
Link - Thanks Marcelo!Update 11/3/09: Marcelo gave us further info on the Neatorama Penny Pyramid statistics: The letters are made up of the following number of piles and coins All pennies are uncirculated 2009 D Professional Series. N= 57 piles 570 pennies E= 63 piles 630 pennies A= 64 piles 640 pennies T= 61 piles 610 pennies O= 40 piles 410 pennies R= 56 piles 560 pennies A= 64 piles 640 pennies M= 65 piles 650 pennies A= 64 piles 640 pennies 1. takes about 1min 30 to process each pile so it glows, (secrete process, last about 600 hours when subjected to continous UV light) 2. took about 5 hours to insert in pyramid ok, that's a total of 534 piles or 5340 pennies