AMERICAN STUDENT GETS STUCK IN VAGINA SCULPTURE IN GERMANY, REINFORCES OUR REPUTATION ABROAD
Here’s your daily dose of Americans abroad reinforcing all kinds of negative stereotypes about our intellectual capabilities: a foreign exchange student “studying” in Germany recently had to be extricated from a giant sculpture of a vagina. Yes, you did read that right. The student was allegedly dared to climb into a statue that lay outside the department of microbiology and virology at Tubingen University. Oddstuff reports that he “labored” to free himself from the marble vagina (yes, they did actually say labored) but was, alas, stuck.
According to a German newspaper, Schwäbisches Tagblatt, emergency responders got a call mid-afternoon last Friday that someone was “stuck in a stone vulva.” To help, uh, deliver him from his predicament, 22 firemen and 5 firetrucks were sent to the unnamed student’s rescue. Luckily, the man was unharmed, as was the statue, a piece of art by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara. Its name is “Chacan,” which means “making love” in a Peruvian Indian language. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that de la Jara probably didn’t intend for his sculpture to be used as a hidey-hole.