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Idiot Destroys 19th Century Statue While Trying to Take a Selfie

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A visitor at a museum in Milan, Italy broke the leg off of a statue while attempting to take a selfie.

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Everyone say it with me—UGGGGGGH.

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Via Metro:

Witnesses said the young man broke the leg off the Drunken Satyr as he climbed the sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, Italy. Staff discovered broken chunks of the statue on the ground but have been unable to track down the culprit because there was no CCTV in the area, RT reports.

According to Time the statute is a copy, so—it could have been worse?

The statue depicts the "Drunken Satyr," an ancient Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic era showing a human-like figure with animal features drunkenly sleeping. Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy's hallway leading to a room full of more valuable works of the most famous sculptors of the era, including including Antonio Canova, Italian newspapers reported.

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(This is also where I quietly point out all the graffiti on this statue. Clearly some issues going on with people not respecting this statue, for some reason. What gives, people? It's a statue. Be nice.)

So maybe in the future, let's not jump on random pieces of old artwork for the sake of amusing the 12 people who follow us on Instagram.

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insomniac 1729

"Robert Langdon stared earnestly, but tweedily, at his companion.

"What ees eet, Robair?" said the beautiful, multilingual Olympic gymnast turned art historian.

"The message the Illuminati tattooed on ex-Pope Benedict's instep said, 'The clue is in the satyr's leg.' But statues aren't hollow. Or are they?"

"Eet ees , how you say, a copy?"

"Exactly! But how to break it open..."