Cracking good art: Chinese man creates intricate sculptures from EGG SHELLS

Cracking good art: Chinese man creates intricate sculptures from EGG SHELLSWen Fuliang uses the unorthodox material for his painstaking artistic creationsThe artist was laid off from his a wood carver and turned to his hobby of 10 years to make ends meet | UPDATED: 21:27 GMT, 25 December 2012 These pictures show the incredible sculptures carved from egg shells by Chinese artist Wen Fuliang Wen, of Shaanxi province, was laid off from his job as a wood carver and turned to the unusual and skillful form of art to make ends meet. He uses chicken, goose and duck eggshells to carve out places of interest, such as the iconic Dayan Pagoda in Xi'an. Steady hand: Chinese carver Wen Fuliang creates intricate sculptures out of egg shells Detail: The artist displays his incredible work using a magnifying glass Wen Fuliang has practiced eggshell carving for more than ten years.

That"s hen-tertainment! Pin-up calendar for hens featuring ruffled roosters and cool cockerels meant to improve egg quality

That's hen-tertainment! Pin-up calendar for hens featuring ruffled roosters and cool cockerels meant to improve egg quality | UPDATED: 21:17 GMT, 9 December 2012 Rugged exterior and cocky poses are a given for pinup-calendars, however these models are a whole new breed as they prance for photographs for the world's first calendar for hens.