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Tourists' Selfie Busts Statue From 1700

Cremona's beloved statue is now in need of repair

(Newser) - Hercules is no match for the dreaded selfie, apparently. A 300-year-old statue of the figure was busted in Cremona, Italy, by tourists trying to snap a selfie. The two visitors were reportedly climbing on the "Statue of the Two Hercules" at the historic Loggia dei Militi building when the... More »

Happy Birthday, Vladimir Putin— Er, Hercules

One-day exhibit compares pint-sized strongman to, you know, son of Zeus

(Newser) - Today marks the blessed occasion of terrible despot / bird savior/ actual human embodiment of testosterone/ possible caveman Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday, and in case you forgot to send cupcakes, well, old Vlad is giving the world a gift, and it's truly Herculean in scope: Dubbed "The... More »

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