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Man recreates Australian map with thousands of bottle caps

A true blue Australian man has cobbled together more than 4,000 bottle tops to recreate a one-of-a-kind map of the land down under.

In a feat that has seen social media praise him as an ‘absolute f****** legend’ the anonymous flip-flop wearing male poses alongside his life-sized creation holding a can of the beverage he is clearly well acquainted with.

The artwork is believed to be made of approximately 4,624 stubbies, which at a usual liquid limit of 375ml per bottle, means the man consumed almost 2,000 litres of beer to fashion the picture.

The artwork is believed to be made of approximately 4,624 stubbies, which at a usual liquid limit of 375ml per bottle, means the man consumed almost 2,000 litres of beer to fashion the picture (pictured)

Stubbies, which are defined as glass beer bottles in Australia, were used to build the masterpiece, with eagle-eyed commenters quick to recognise XXXX and Victoria Bitter bottle caps.

There were even red and blue caps used in the geographical positions of each capital city. The only city which appeared to miss out was Melbourne.

‘If you look up ‘Australian’ in the dictionary this guy’s face is there,’ one person wrote underneath the picture, which was uploaded to Reddit.

Stubbies, which are defined as glass beer bottles in Australia, were used to build the masterpiece (pictured)

Stubbies, which are defined as glass beer bottles in Australia, were used to build the masterpiece (pictured)

Eagle-eyed commenters were quick to recognise XXXX (pictured) and Victoria Bitter bottle caps

Eagle-eyed commenters were quick to recognise XXXX (pictured) and Victoria Bitter bottle caps

Some even likened it to a piece of Aboriginal art – particularly as the map has a blank space on the top left side that makes the shape of a boomerang.

‘That’s quite a homage to Aboriginal art. However I believe it’s just an excuse to drink 4000 stubbies. Exhibit A: Beer gut,’ another person said.

Others were dismayed at the size of Tasmania, which is only made up of 18 caps.

‘Could of put in a few more caps for Tasmania…,’ they said.

Sadly the man has not been identified alongside the map, nor is there any indication of the motive behind the creation of the bottle cap masterpiece.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk