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1.8 Million Gold Toilet Named 'America' Stolen From Winston Churchhill's Birthplace

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Usually titles like that are misleading, but it turns out that is completely true. 

A fully-functional gold toilet has been stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchhill - Blenheim Palace. 

The work by Maurizio Cattelan is intended to take a satircal look at wealth and conspicious consumption. Previous to exhibiting in Blenheim Palace, 'America' was in the Guggenheim and said to be 'used' by at least 100,000 people. 

“Whatever you eat, a $200 lunch or a $2 hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise."

Nice sentiment. In a most bizarre turn of events, it was stolen from the Palace. It really makes me question how on earth one manages to take a 1.8 million toilet from the exhibition and not arouse suspicion. It can't fit in a bag... and it has been used many times so it's not like it's clean at all... 

HOW?! HOW DID YOU DO THIS?