Modern Day Michelangelo Paints Ceilings With BIC Lighter

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Most people only ever use a lighter for smoking cigarettes. Some enterprising souls find other uses. But for Parisian artist Oliver Kosta-Théfaine, the BIC lighter is his paint and the ceiling is his canvas.

Kosta-Théfaine, armed only with patience and a lighter, burns intricate patterns into ceilings for his art.

So next time you light up a cigarette, think about all of the nobler aims you could pursue with that BIC. And next time you light up a Marilyn Monroe cigarette, revisit this post and contemplate how totally righteous this dude is. [Oliver Kosta-Théfaine via MAKE]

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A BIC? That must take him forever, those sons of bitches get damn hot and you have to let the flame go after your thumb has been burning for 2 or 3 minutes. That is pretty awesome, but part of me wants to buy him a Zippo and save his thumbs