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Video of road-marking painter goes viral in Italy

If road-markings where an art form.
If road-markings were an art form. Image by russellstreet / CC BY-SA 2.0

A video of a street-line painter performing his job with exceptional speed, skill and efficiency has gone viral in Italy, with almost a million views on YouTube so far. The 38-year-old Albanian immigrant, nicknamed ‘Speedy Gonzales’, handles his street-painting cart on the streets of Cosio Valtellino in Lombardy with such skill and precision that he has been compared to a Formula One racing driver. Read more, and watch the video: theguardian.com