Lightning struck Rio's Jesus Christ statue and broke off his fingers

Rio de Janeiro, which has been getting lit up with lightning storms this week, just got hit with another one—and this one struck the city's famous 125-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue on top of the Corcovado mountain. A lightning bolt broke off a few fingers on his right hand. » 1/17/14 10:53pm 1/17/14 10:53pm

Google's Latest Android Statue Is Resplendent in Chrome

Google's a massive fan of celebrating Android through the medium of sculpture. Its latest, though, is a surprisingly tasteful vision in shiny, shiny chrome, strapped to the side of one of Google's Mountain View buildings. » 1/31/13 7:57am 1/31/13 7:57am

Russia's Given London a Statue Of the First Man In Space

That first man being of course Yuri Gagarin, whose space adventures 50 years ago were celebrated this April. Russia's gift to the UK will stand on The Mall next to Admiralty Arch for a year, before moving elsewhere. [BBC] » 7/14/11 7:20am 7/14/11 7:20am

Buy the-Man-Who-Has-Everything Speakers In the Shape Of His Own Face

House more Italian Renaissance than minimalist bachelor's pad? You can't buy any old speaker set, then. You may as well try and camouflage your home audio set-up using these resin statue speakers, which can be customized even in your own likeness. [Richard Grant via Unplggd via OhGizmo] » 7/01/11 4:40am 7/01/11 4:40am

Second Life-Sized Gundam Statue Begins Erection

Joining Tokyo's life-sized Gundam statue, the second life-sized Gundam has started being built in Shizuoka for its July 24th unveil. It'll hold a massive beam saber, and will mark the 30th anniversary of the Gundam plastic figurines. [JapanToday via Kotaku] » 6/03/10 5:17am 6/03/10 5:17am

Buy A 5-Foot Tall Gundam For $3,400

A lot of you like Gundam, but do you have room in your houses for a 5'-tall Gundam? And enough moolah in your bank account so the $3,400 sting wouldn't be too painful? If so, proceed downstairs... » 5/13/10 7:11am 5/13/10 7:11am

Regular Russian City Immortalizes Enema With $42,000 Statue Held Aloft…

The enema is a gadget you probably don't think about too often, but for many people it's a invaluable tool that's made many an uncomfortable situation flow more smoothly. For the Russians, it's obviously something more, because one city there erected an 800-pound, $42,000 statue to honor the device for its many years… » 6/21/08 2:00pm 6/21/08 2:00pm

The Cloud Is Your Furryoptics Best Friend, Strangely Turns Me On

MIT mobile experience lab's latest experiment is The Cloud, a pseudo-organic life form made of carbon glass that perceives humans using hundreds of sensors. It responds with sounds and light, using more than 15,000 individually-controlled optical hairs. That's 40 miles of fiber optics inside this 13-foot long furry.… » 6/21/08 7:34am 6/21/08 7:34am

Life Size Animated Princess Leia Statue for You to Defile

This five-foot-tall statue of an animated version of Princess Leia is certainly a unique collectible for any Star Wars fan. However, things can get real weird real fast if you start touching it impurely. So keep your hands to yourself. Available for $799.99 starting in May 2008. [Entertainment Earth] » 10/13/07 8:00am 10/13/07 8:00am