Selfie-Takers Break Hercules Statue
Guess he wasn’t so strong after all. Two careless tourists tried to get a picture of themselves in Cremona, Italy, by climbing a priceless 315-year-old monument to the Greek hero. In their quest for the perfect memento, they snapped off the statue’s crown, shattering it on the floor, in what has become the latest example of tourist-related desecrations. Damage to the landmark — a symbol of the city — is being assessed, and police have identified the perpetrators, who may face charges.