American Student In Germany Gets Stuck In 'A Stone Vagina'

An American exchange student in Tübingen, Germany, decided to try to climb into a giant sculpture by the Peruvian-born artist, Fernando de la Jara, last Friday. 

The artwork, titled "Chacán-Pi (Making Love)," resembles an enormous vagina. Of course, the student got stuck and had to be freed by firefighters in this small city in southwestern Germany.

Fire service official Markus Mozer said on Monday that the young man slipped as he tried to climb into the stone sculpture to pose for a photo.

According to Time magazine, police first learned of the incident when a person called and said, “A person is stuck in a stone vulva.”

It took 22 firefighters to remove him from the sculpture, the Guardian in England reported.

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The sculpture has been located in front of the University of Tübingen's institute of microbiology and virology since 2001. According to de la Jara, It is made from red Veronese marble, weighs 32 tons and is meant to signify "the gateway to the world."

Mozer said no damage was done to the sculpture.

Tübingen mayor Boris Palmer told a local newspaper that he could not understand how the student got stuck, “even taking into account adolescent fantasy.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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