Say you need to cover a wall with cement. You could get on a ladder to reach the parts above your head, or you could do like this show-off from working on a house in Brazil, and simply toss trowels full of the stuff into place from the ground. His aim is spot-on, but we’re guessing his arm is sore at the end of the day.
The art of making tiles from cement dates back to the 19th century. Unlike other tiles, they require no firing, but they are quite labor-intensive to make. Business Insider visited Egyptian tile artist Saied Hussain to see how he crafts each of his colorful cement tiles by hand.