The great monuments tend to also be simple- Abe Lincoln’s is just him sitting in a chair, Mount Rushmore is just a bunch of giant heads. But some sculptors decide to get creative, to create a memorial that will really blow people’s minds. The results are often the stuff of nightmares. Like
1 Fellatio Monument
Jeju Island, a.k.a the next Hainan, is a subtropical island in South Korea. Also known as the honeymooner’s island, it’s got a lot to build a romantic atmosphere: balmy weather, soft sand, a pretty coastline, and more. There’s also the sex garden.
Jeju Love Land is a “sculpture theme park” that features giant statues of naked ladies, naked gents, and all sorts of sexytime fun. Much like the potato chip, a portrait of oneself next to Love Land’s fellatio monument is a blogger’s best dream come true. There’s a gift shop on the premises that sells all the accessories you’d expect.
2 Upside-down Monument to La Trobe
This contemporary monument to Charles La Trobe in central Melbourne was removed at the end of June 2006 and has been acquired by La Trobe University.
3 Penis Monument: 30 foot
An amusement park in the city of Changchun in northern China has just constructed the world’s largest penis.A sure way to bring a few extra customers (but maybe put off a few too), this 30-foot phallic named the Sky Pillar is a concrete pole wrapped in straw at the Longwan Shaman Amusement Park. Apparently it’s all for historical reasons:Legend says a Shaman hero named Ewenki vanquished a cruel female ruler and gave her a penis totem, telling her to respect males and not kill them at will.
4 Carhenage Replica of England’s Stonehenge
As you can see, this remarkable monument located near the town of Alliance, Nebraska cleverly mimics the prehistoric Stonehenge monument.
In fact, it is accurately proportional to the English monument. The idea of creating this strange monument was conceived by Jim Reinders. Thus, he got it built in 1987 as a memorial to his father.
5 Monument Depicting an Ogre Devouring a Naked Child
This is a disturbing monument in the Swiss city of Bern was built in 1546. It is known as the Kindlifresserbrunnen, meaning Child Eater Fountain.
It depicts Kronos, a character from Greek mythology who used to eat his own children so that they could not take this throne.
6 Unique Albert Einstein Memorial
This interesting memorial showing Albert Einstein seated on a three-step bench of Mount Airy (North Carolina) is present at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. The bronze statue is shown holding a paper with mathematical calculations.
Plus, there is a star map at the statue’s base embedded with several metal studs representing the sun, moon, stars, planets, and other celestial objects. Interestingly, the astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory helped position all these objects accurately.
7 Public urination
"Welcome to Brussels, where a pissing boy (Manneken Pis) is our most visited monument," says HarryMosher. "Less people know that there is actually its female equivalent (Janneke Pis)." Yay equal rights? Perhaps because they feel bad for the little naked kid with his wee-wee hanging out, the city now dresses him up with different outfits, including a Santa suit and a traditional Chinese costume from the city of Haining, China.
8 Steaming piles of poo
"Chicago wins this one easy," says Bwleon7 (and mjbraun also posted this one). Shit Fountain, is first of all, a real thing. Chicago artist Jerzy S. Kenar created the work outside his studio and gallery to honor the dogs in the neighborhood, although it looks like he might be trying to send a particular message to their owners. Photo by Rachelle Bowden.
9 Dudes taking baths
"This right here. It just oozes weird. It's a block and a half from my apartment," says BoxFullofSharpObjects. This sculpture depicts screenwriter and author Dalton Trumbo, who wrote Spartacus and Roman Holiday and hailed from Grand Junction, Colorado, where you can find this bathing man today. Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten, accused of Communist activity. And he apparently liked to work in the tub.
10 Mister Rogers -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Having perhaps the most unfortunate middle name that someone who dedicated his life to interacting with children could possibly have, it's no surprise that Fred McFeely Rogers was known to all of us by his more formal title: Mister Rogers.
So how do you memorialize this childhood icon in his own hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? If you're sculptor Robert Berks, the answer's easy -- you depict him as some kind of strange amalgam of the rock biter from The NeverEnding Story and a leprosy victim:
11 Ode to Optical Illusions
This giant tree tap is located in Tecnopark Wintertur, Switzerland.
12 Enema Monument
Located in Russia, this statue was commissioned by a spa that frequently performed the procedure.
13 Secret Underwater Monument to Coral Reefs
This sculpture—along with a gallery of others—exists in the clear waters of the coast of Grenada. The only way you can access it is fi you scuba dive.
14 Shark In Someone’s Roof Monument
“The Headington Shark” has been a fixture in Oxford, England since 1986. It was commissioned by the home’s owner, a radio presenter who said it was created to represent his views of impotence, nuclear power, and Nagasaki.
15 The Sacrificed Donkey
In 2017, shareholders of a Chinese zoo decided that they were not getting enough return on their investment. They entered the zoo determined to capture some of the animals and take them outside to sell to anyone who wanted them.
For some reason, they chose a donkey and a goat as the ideal animals with which to raise funds. When security tried to stop them, the shareholders pushed the donkey into an enclosure holding tigers.
A video (which went viral) showed the donkey being mauled and killed by the tigers. The shareholders remarked that at least now they could be spared the expense of buying food for the tigers. The goat was saved from the same fate by other visitors to the zoo.
A statue of the donkey was set up just one month later. An inscription on the side tells us about the donkey’s life. “I was born in the country on the farm. I should have grown up to have children and enjoy life on earth. This monument is calling for justice. I died in vain and should be remembered.”
16 Man Attacked By Babies Monument
Located in Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway.
17 The Melting Cow
Located in Budapest, Hungary is a blue cow popsicle. Yum?
18 15-foot Statue of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, outside the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
19 Peace Be With You Monument
Located in Berlin, Germany, this sculpture commemorates a failed medical enhancement operation
20 The Importance of Hydration Monument
Located on Loveland in Jeju Island, this is one of tamest sculptures in the park. (Yes, they get more obscene. Much more obscene, actually!!)
21 Poop Monument
This statue in Ponta Grossa, Brazil was created to look like a mix of a rock and a log, but it failed and it was soon dubbed cocozão—the Portuguese for “big poop” by locals.
22 Technology's Homage to Nature
Located in London, England, this tree is made entirely out of traffic lights.