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The Moment When You Take A Selfie And Knock Over An 18th Century Statue

The Moment When You Take A Selfie And Knock Over An 18th Century Statue

Beautiful statue this, isn't it...

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Image credit: CEN

How about now?...

Image credit: CEN

Which brings me to this point...

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A guide to things you should never do when you take a selfie....

  • Pout like a fish (you look like a bell)
  • Fall off a cliff (plenty do it)
  • Be half naked
  • Take one with Michael Barrymore
  • Knock over an 18th century statue of St Michael

Yep, what you saw before was indeed a famous statue from the early 1700s of a pious and holy man.

This happened when a male Brazilian tourist was in a Lisbon museum, tried to take a picture with it but ended up knocking the pedestal which, in turn, pushed the statue off it and subsequently it smashed on the floor.

Now the National Museum of Ancient Art is a piece of art short. And St Michael, which reliable source Wikipedia describes as a "great prince who stood up for the children of your people," is probably looking down and very, very sad.

Now I have an issue with this. Firstly, why the hell is there a statue that can be knocked over so easily? This isn't The Mummy Returns, and the world is full of idiots.

The damage, according to experts, could well be irreversible, the Mail reports.

Deputy director of the museum, Seabra Carvalho, who probably wishes there was a barrier around it now, had this to say on the matter: "I've been working in the museum for many years and cannot recall anything similar happening." Thanks for that insight.

I'm off to Florence to take a selfie with the statue of David.

Main image: St Michael saving us all, before the selfie.

Topics: Statue, Museum

Patrick Hulbert

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