When the shit hits the fan…..

A giant inflatable dog turd brought down a power line after being blown away from a Swiss museum.

The artwork, entitled Complex Shit, was carried 200 metres on the night of 31 July, reportedly breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again.

The sculpture, by American artist Paul McCarthy, was equipped with a safety system that should have deflated it.

The fake faeces has been returned and will remain on display at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern until October.

More details, if you really need to know them, here.


  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    August 13, 2008

    Does Bern have a “pooper scooper” law?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    August 13, 2008

    It would have to be a super-duper pooper-scooper law.

  3. #3 Virgil Samms
    August 13, 2008

    If there are laws concerning large piles of dog poo, the Discovery Institute must be worried.

  4. #4 Pierce R. Butler
    August 13, 2008

    Yes, there is a photo at the BBC link.

    Personally, I’m just glad not to have been wandering around in Bern on that evening. I would have been compelled to indefinitely give up any subtance I was under the influence of at the time, or (more likely) had I been substance-free, would have had to seek some and start abusing them forever.

  5. #5 themadlolscientist, FCD
    August 14, 2008

    The best part of the story: The thing landed in the yard at a children’s home. I can only imagine what the kids had to say about it.