There's a newspaper in Sri Lanka that repels insects

Headlines immortalized on an Los Angeles sidewalk

Leon Rudek loved his newspaper job so much that he constructed a sidewalk in front of his house out of front pages.

So begins the story of the late L.A. Times whose mastery of the processes behind the production of newsprint propelled him to place front page plates along a homemade sidewalk.

Read reporter Bob Pool’s entire story about Rudek’s artistic dedication to the news here.

Photos: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

It was the first time I was in the paper and nobody got shot.