Poor, Dave Evans. The British puzzle artist created a 40,000-piece jigsaw puzzle to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. Evans spent more than 200 hours assembling the puzzle and was set to display it at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate. Guinness World Records was going to certify it as the largest puzzle in the world. After he had added the final piece, Evans told the Independent, "My fingers are sore, my eyes are tired but my heart is full of pride."
Then the 19.5-foot-wide, eight-foot-tall jigsaw puzzle collapsed. Just crumbled to the ground in a heap. All that work down the drain.
Fortunately for the Internet, but unfortunately for Evans, the collapse of the puzzle was captured on a webcam. Evans is racing to reassemble the puzzle and still hopes to show it to the Queen. Perhaps someone could lend him a hand by making one of those "Keep Calm and Start Putting Your 40,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Back Together" memes. Because those are always helpful.
[Via Complex Art & Design]