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What? No jam?? And you call that art??

A Dutch museum-goer got into a sticky situation when he waded into a carpet of creamy peanut butter not realising it was a modern art installation.

The hapless visitor somehow failed to spot the 14m expanse of edible goo at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, Algemeen Dagblad reported overnight.

Bemused tourists watched as the man sank into the 1100 litres of peanut butter – enough to fill more than 2000 regular-sized jars. He has been asked to pay for the damage after leaving a trail of footprints.

via News.com.au

Are they kidding or just deluded? Fourteen square meters of peanut buter on the floor is “art?”

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May 12, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on What? No jam?? And you call that art??

White collar teeth crime

An unusual crime has police searching for a suspect.

A surveillance camera at a Kroger in Greenwood caught a man stealing $700 worth of teeth whitener.

via  Weird news – msnbc.com.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on White collar teeth crime

Descent into madness: Louis Wain—the progression of his schizophrenia

In the final years of his life, Wain’s cats became more abstract and less whimsical. His once playful cats began to resemble fearsome, almost kaleidoscopic, Hindu deities. Many psychological textbooks feature drawings from various stages in the artist’s career to show the progression of Wain’s schizophrenia.

More via Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | cats, Sad | 2 Comments

Rub-a-Dub Dub…get high in your tub

A 42-year-old Indiana woman who authorities believe was high on bath salts trashed a hotel room Wednesday, Indiana State Police said this morning.

Police said (she) was sitting on (a) bed when they arrived at the hotel…rambing about evil spirits and needing to write on the walls of the room to protect her from the spirits.

A family member who was present told police that Winter was an abuser of bath salts. When snorted, bath salts cause hallucinations, police said.

via Chicago Breaking News.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Rub-a-Dub Dub…get high in your tub