The viral news just keeps getting stranger. On Friday, as you were enjoying the sunny weather and soaking in the World Cup spirit, an American exchange student, abroad in the German town of Tübingen, managed to find his way into the tight quarters of a stone sculpture in the shape of a vagina. Unfortunately, he didn’t have as much luck finding his way out.
Eventually, with the help of 22 firefighters (yes, 22), the young man was freed from the unforgiving stone facades of the sculpture, entitled “Chacan-Pi (Making Love),” created by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara. The delivery was made, “by hand without the application of tools,” according to a report by The Guardian. The rescue wouldn’t be complete, however, without a semi-humorous sigh of relief from Tübingen’s mayor. He reacted by telling the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that he was shocked that this could happen, “even when considering the most extreme adolescent fantasies. To reward such a masterly achievement with the use of 22 firefighters almost pains my soul.”
This caption-contest-waiting-to-happen really makes all of the jokes itself, jokes that I’ll leave to the commenters. Never forget though, that an American college student, on June 20, 2014, was rescued in Germany from a stone vagina– a moment that should undoubtedly make it into our children’s textbooks someday.
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