In 2015, residents of a Serbian city erected a statue to honor a small dachshund named Leo, who saved a 10-year-old child from a vicious dog attack. According to the Associated Press, the child was walking home from a friend’s house when a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed grabbed her and pinned her to the ground. Normally afraid of dogs larger than him, Leo, the neighbor’s pint-sized companion, leapt into action. He jumped on the larger dog, who released the young girl and turned on Leo instead. Leo died of his injuries, but the community remembered him fondly for his brave act. Leo was officially honored with the country’s first dog statue. The inscription on the statue reads, “To all the small dogs with big hearts.”
A statue of ‘homeless Jesus’ sleeping on a bench was installed in Orlando where the homeless are banned from sleeping on benches.
There’s a Nikola Tesla statue that radiates Free Wifi in Silicon Valley.
The city of Glasgow spends an estimated £10,000 each year removing traffic cones from the head of the statue of the Duke of Wellington.
Michelangelo’s sculpture of Mary carrying Jesus after the crucifixion was severely damaged by insane geologist, Laszlo Toth, who attacked it with a hammer, screaming “I AM JESUS CHRIST”. Meanwhile, onlookers took many of the pieces of marble that flew off.
At Texas Tech University, a prominent statue of Will Rogers on his horse, Soapsuds, sits at the main entrance to the school. The rear end of the horse is pointed at College Station, TX, home of rival school Texas A&M.
If your second toe is longer than your big toe it is a condition called Morton’s Toe. Some statues, including the Statue of Liberty, have feet sculpted that way.
In 2004, a 19m tall sculpture of Jesus, named “King of Kings”, was erected in Ohio. It was the 7th tallest statue in the United States at the time. In 2010, it was struck by lightning and was destroyed by the subsequent fire.
Ancient Greek statues were originally brightly painted.