design
There’s a Place That Actually Wants a Margaret Thatcher Statue

The Margaret Thatcher statue that wasn't allowed to be displayed in London because her family and several millions of other people thought it would be a bad idea, may soon have somewhere to be dumped. In Grantham, her home town. Read More >>

archaeology
Ingenious Technique Explains How Easter Island Statues May Have Gotten Their Giant Hats

Some of Easter Island’s moai statues are adorned with large red hats, the heaviest of which weigh as much as 13 tonnes. Archaeologists have struggled to understand how these hats were positioned atop the iconic heads, but a new explanation may finally hold the answer—and it’s surprisingly simple. Read More >>

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Enthusiasts Want to Build a Full Size Lancaster Bomber to Deliver a Poppy Payload

A group of people with an interest in military hardware and remembering things would like to build a statue for other people to notice from their cars, with the Bomber Gateway Trust seeking permission from the council to build what they hope might be a new national symbol similar to the slightly more artistic Angel of The North. Read More >>

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Aylesbury Gets its Interactive David Bowie Statue

A wildly successful crowdfunding campaign to install a statue of David Bowie in Aylesbury has finally come to its conclusion, with a selection of 1980s stars revealing the bronze image of the rock god this weekend. Read More >>

design
London Says No to Public Thatcher Statue

People on a night out in London looking for something to vandalise are not going to get what they want, as Westminster Council has denied planning permission for a statue of Margaret Thatcher. Read More >>

archaeology
Magnificent Sandstone Statue Uncovered Near Legendary Cambodian Temple

Describing it as something that only happens in the movies, a team of Cambodian archaeologists have uncovered an 800-year-old sandstone statue weighing 440 pounds. Experts say it’s the most significant statue to be discovered in the famous archaeological site of Angkor Park in years. Read More >>

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Terry Pratchett Gets the Bronze God Treatment

This mighty metal warlord is a cracking likeness of author Sir Terry Pratchett, one that'll eventually be stuck atop a statue of the man that's planned for his home town of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Read More >>

architecture
This Statue for a Chinese Warrior Is Probably the Most Badass Statue Ever Made

Damn. That’s a good statue. This 158-foot-tall bronze figure depicts Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general, and majestically towers over Jingzhou, China. Shanghaiist says that over 4,000 strips of bronze have been stuck onto the body of Guan Yu and he stands atop the 86,000 square foot Guan Yu museum. All that is great but damn, I just can’t get over how fantastic the statue looks. Read More >>

toys
This £3,000 Brass Batman Statue is Probably Too Much For Your Desk

If contributing funds to pay for a village hall in Gotham isn't Batman enough for you, here's something that's even more Batman. It's literally Batman, an actual Batman, made from brass and yours for just $5,000 (£3,300). Plus several extra thousand pounds in postage, or a seat of its own next to you on the flight home. Read More >>

design
Statue of Leader From Communist Empire Transformed Into Leader of Actual Empire

It’s always the most embarrassing part of a fallen regime. All those statues, no longer relevant. Usually they come down, hence the severed head of Vladimir Lenin recently unearthed in Berlin. But what to do with all those Lenins still standing? Turn them into the likeness of a more benevolent leader, of course. Read More >>

history
ISIS Declares New War on Inanimate Historical Objects

Islamic State fighters have been having a right old laugh smashing up some old statues, taking sledgehammers to the historic relics from the ancient Assyrian cities of the region -- now they're attacking the ruins of an entire city. Read More >>

locations
Boston Just Got a Spooky Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Nevermore will Boston's Edgar Allan Poe Square be without an Edgar Allen Poe statue. Artist Stefanie Rocknack's life-sized bronze tribute to Poe is now standing two blocks from the writer's birthplace. Read More >>

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X-Ray Reveals Real Human Teeth in 300-Year-Old Jesus Statue

During an otherwise routine restoration, researchers at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) made a highly unprecedented discovery. As it turns out, the 18th century statue of Christ they'd been X-raying was fitted with actual, 100 per cent human pearly whites—totally intact all the way to the roots. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Toes Immortalised by Madame Tussauds

The San Francisco division of celebrity cloning company Madame Tussauds has revealed its latest creations, one of which is local internet celebrity Mark Zuckerberg. He's been recreated while sitting cross-legged, smiling, and barefoot. So someone had to painstakingly recreate his toes. Read More >>

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movies
Why Yes, You Can Buy Your Own Full-Sized Iron Man Suit

The Iron Man 3 premiere was last night, and while most of us probably haven't yet got eyes-on with Stark's latest epic, maybe you're already eyeing-up the righteous Marvel merch? How about a full-sized Iron Man supersuit? Hell yes. Read More >>