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He has painted a baseball every day for 38 years to create the world’s – largest ball of paint.

“My intention was to paint maybe a thousand coats on it and then maybe cut it in half and see what it looked like,” Mike says in his soft spoken way, noting that each coat on his ball is a different color from the one before.

“But then it got to the size where it looked kinda neat, and all my family said keep on painting it. And I’ve continued on for all these years.”

How it all began: The first coat of paint is applied to Michael Carmichael’s baseball by his son Mike Jr in 1977

Getting bigger: The 13,300th coat of paint is applied to ball. Visitors have flocked from around the world to add new coats of paint


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