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Monday, July 04, 2016

Today in WTF?

OK, now I've heard it all: the latest wingnut theory is that the Statue of Liberty was modeled after a man:

According to an upcoming Discovery Family channel program, French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi may have used his brother as a model for the Statue of Liberty instead of his mother as most historians believe.

“Going through photos he had in his files of his brother, I started to look at the face more carefully, and it really did look to be like Liberty," author Elizabeth Mitchell told the New York Post.

As a point of reference:

The face is so stylized that it could be anyone -- quite deliberately so, I'm sure.

And now that I think about it, why am I wasting space on this? I mean, who cares who the model was?

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