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Twitter Thread: Old Wax Figures are Some Prime Nightmare Fuel

Wyatt Duncan takes us on a journey of really not great wax figures that are presumably somewhere right now, moldering away in people's basements and love dungeons. Judging by how many creepy wax figures we've seen, it must be really hard to do this correctly. For some insight on why these are so creepy, here's a tumblr thread on the uncanny valley aspects of why unrealistic animation is less unsettling than realistic animation

Twitter thread on creepy old wax figures | Wyatt Dunkin @WyattDuncan More than ten years ago Hollywood Wax Museum held an online auction and sold off hundreds life sized wax figures. These figures were auctioned thousands and thousands dollars. This is thread most cursed figures were sold this auction. SEINFELD BACK FUTURE
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15 Of The Worst And Funniest Celebrity Wax Figure Fails

Sometimes a creation ends up being so far off the mark that it's actually amazing. These celebrity wax figure fails definitely fit the bill for horribly amazing. 

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18 Tricks That People Were Flabbergasted Actually Worked

The world is stupid and your body is dumb, but luckily there's simple tricks to solving tons of life's inconveniences. From sleeping on a particular side to cleaning an annoying mess, people have figured out some innovative techniques to addressing these weird and particular issues.

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Madame Tassaud drove a wax statue of Pope Francis around and tricked New York.
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While Pope Francis addressed Congress Sept. 24, New York City waited for his arrival. It was the perfect time to prank the Big Apple.

So, Madame Tassaud's drove around a new wax statue of the Pontiff in a convertible, leading to many turned heads, many selfies, many confused looks, many traffic snarls and at least one investigation by authorities.



Local news channel 6ABC has the story:

The wax figure of the pope was part of a publicity stunt for Madame Tassaud, which added it to its collection in advance of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The company drove it around Midtown, hours before the pope's expected arrival.

Someone who saw the figure of the pope riding down Fifth Avenue was concerned, snapped a photo and sent it to the New York City Police Department.

Officers investigated and found that the pope wasn't really in the back of the white convertible, which hardly looked like the popemobile. The actual Pope Francis was addressing Congress at the time the replica was spotted in NYC.

No charges were filed in the incident, but Madame Tassaud personnel apologized to officers for not having a front license plate - a state motor vehicle violation.



One reporter even took a video of the goof.

This was on Columbus Avenue just now.

Posted by Michelle Charlesworth on Thursday, September 24, 2015


Sorry, New York. Not quite.



Hopefully you didn't confuse this pizza or these dogs with the real Pope either.

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I dunno, maybe the political allegory is just going over my head or something.

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Well, that should last you a good few hours. Hundred hours. Something like that.

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