Well, here’s a story to fill your quota of Random Nintendo Ephemera for the day: Someone micro-etched Diddy Kong on a 1 cent coin. You know, like you.
As shown @VolksDK on Twitter, a friend (later identified in the Twitter thread) used a process known as ‘ion grinding’ which apparently removes layers of atoms and allows you to etch incredibly tiny things onto objects of your choosing – things that look like a simple dot in the eye naked.
While doing important lab work or engraving your belongings with identifying marks could be what some people would choose to do with one of these wonderful machines, it seems that @ allypaca13 instead wanted to pay homage to their favorite Kong. We’re guessing that’s the case, because why would someone pick a bad Kong for this sort of thing when Diddy is obviously the better candidate, isn’t he? Right?
Take a look at the following photos as we zoom into old Honest Abe’s right shoulder to find the Diddiest of Kongs …
“Why would you want to do this?” you might ask, which we would answer with “Why don’t you do that? “.
Well, there is almost certainly some “old” law regarding currency degradation, but if you’re looking for ways to so subtly improve the things you have in your pocket, we can’t think of anything that we ‘love more than a micro-etched Diddy Kong. A micro-engraved Funky Kong, maybe. Dixie on tap. Kiddy is right, however.
There’s a rumor that Nintendo EPD is working on a secret Donkey Kong game, so we’re excited to see Diddy keep a good company in the meantime. We’re big fans of Diddy, you see. In fact, our intrepid video team decided to rank all Kongs a while ago, so if you’re interested in knowing exactly how well he ranks in our esteem – or if you’ve got an hour to kill and want to fill it up with Kongs for some unholy reason – watch the video below:
Diddy on a dime, eh? Let us know where you would be pleasantly surprised to find a Diddy below.