Spain is the only country in the world that has a monument to the liver – “The silent and unselfish organ.”
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.”
According to folklore, people looking into the eyes of Eternal Silence sculpture will see a vision of their own death.
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.
The eternal flame at Arc de Triomphe in Paris has only been extinguished once: by drunken Mexican football fans who urinated it after the final of 1998 World Cup, when France defeated Brazil.
The town of Tikrit in Iraq erected a monument of the shoe thrown at Geroge W Bush.
In 1979, an unknown group of people paid for the erection of the “Georgia Guidestones”, 6 granite slabs that instruct the survivors of an apocalyptic scenario how to rebuild a better world.