X-Ray Reveals Real Human Teeth in 300-Year-Old Jesus Statue

During an otherwise routine restoration, researchers at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) made an unprecedented discovery. As it turns out, the 18th century statue of Christ they'd been X-raying was fitted with actual, 100% human pearly whites—totally intact all the way to the roots. » 8/12/14 12:00pm 8/12/14 12:00pm

How a Slave Had to Build the Freedom Statue in Washington DC

The Statue of Freedom sitting atop the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washing D.C. has more alternate names than the obscure half of the Wu Tang Clan. Over the years, the names attributed to it have ranged from things like "Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace" to the far simpler, "Armed Freedom". However, the… » 5/29/14 5:40am 5/29/14 5:40am

This Week in Time Capsules: Nikola Tesla Statue Rises in Silicon Valley

Our weekly round-up of time capsule news includes a group of kids in Ohio who sealed an Xbox into a capsule, the tragic story of a recently unearthed time capsule from 2003 that didn't fare too well, and a new Tesla monument in Silicon Valley that includes some predictions for the world of 2043. » 12/13/13 2:49pm 12/13/13 2:49pm

Check Out This Exclusive Look At the New Justice League Statue "The…

At Toy Fair 2013, DC's got all kinds of goodies ready to promote the upcoming film Man of Steel. And they're letting out just a little tease in the form of an exclusive image of the new, never-before-seen Justice League statue "The Kiss." Prices and availability for this and other upcoming statues have yet to be… » 2/10/13 3:00pm 2/10/13 3:00pm

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

7-Foot Optimus Prime Constructed From Old Car Parts

When cars die, they don't go to some magical car heaven (except for hybrids, maybe). But the best, luckiest ones just might become Transformer replicas. Standing at 87 inches tall and weighing a respectable 485 pounds, this Optimus Prime statue is a probably the most compelling argument for recycling we've ever seen.… » 5/19/08 8:55am 5/19/08 8:55am

Yoda, Palpatine Statues Fight It Out in Realistic Miniature

Can't seem to get enough Star Wars? Now here's a 15-inch altar at which you can worship, with ARTFX Kotobukiya statues of Yoda and Palpatine fighting and shooting sparks out their fingers at each other, and it'll only cost you $174.99. It's relatively big, with Palpatine standing 11 inches tall, but whatever that… » 9/25/07 3:15pm 9/25/07 3:15pm