Talk about putting the "D'oh!" in a painting worth a whole lot of dough.
Just a day after arranging to sell Pablo Picasso's "Le Reve" (French for "The Dream") for a record-setting chunk of cash, casino owner Steve Wynn put a silver dollar-sized hole in the prized painting with his elbow in front of a star-studded group that included Barbara Walters and screenwriters Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The costly bout of klutziness occurred as Wynn, who suffers from an eye disease that affects peripheral vision, gestured in the direction of the art, leaving a hole in the forearm of Marie-Theresa Walter, Picasso's young mistress portrayed in the painting.
And according to a report in Ephron's blog, Wynn reacted accordingly.
"Oh @#$!, look what I've done," she quotes him as saying.
A mere 24 hours before the hole-poking nightmare, Wynn had finalized a deal to sell the painting to art collector Steven Cohen for a cool $139 million — $4 million more than the previous high for a work of art, according to The New Yorker.
Good thing Wynn has some change to spare.
He plans on restoring the punctured work — which he bought for just $48.4 million in 1997 — and keeping it for himself.
It's Like He's Living Out a Country & Western Song ... a Really, Really Stupid One
OSLO, Norway (AP) — In a different kind of jail break, a very drunk young man surprised prison guards by breaking into their northern Norway jail.
"You might say we were a bit perturbed to find this person on our turf," prison warden Geir Broen said on the state radio network NRK on Monday.
Broen said the district prison in the Arctic town of Bodoe is rebuilding its outer fence, and that the man broke through a section of temporary fencing.
The weak fence is of no help to real prisoners seeking a way out, since they are confined within the walls of the jail compound.
The Norwegian, identified only as being in his 20s, was apparently was trying to find his way home after a Friday night party.
"I don't think this guy knew where he was, and he was pretty well under the influence," Broen said on the radio.
When police came to pick up the man to take him home, he told them he thought he was in Moerkved, a neighborhood about 6 miles east of the prison.
"I guess you could say this was notable day in the history of the Bodoe Jail," Broen said. "But I hope we don't have many similar incidents in the future."
Because Nothing Says 'Hooray for Our Contribution' Like a Giant, Broken Clock
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial to the innovation that's credited with revolutionizing pro basketball is frozen in time — literally.
The 24-second clock was first tested in Syracuse in 1954 and was adopted that year by the National Basketball Association as a way to speed up the game and boost scoring.
During last year's NCAA Tournament, a working 24-second clock memorial was unveiled in Syracuse's Armory Square. The clock continuously ticked off 24 seconds.
But the device has broken down several times since being turned on. The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame and the clock's designer then decided to stop the ticking because it was becoming too expensive to fix.
Now the clock just reads "24" in white lights, and the plan is to keep it that way.
Good Thing They Gave Us a Detailed Description or We Might Never Notice It
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Do not blame extinction or evolution for this missing dinosaur.
A 265-pound fiberglass replica of a long-gone dinosaur was stolen last weekend by thieves who unbolted the raptor Deinonychus from a trailer at the annual Oyster Festival on Long Island.
The dinosaur had been brought to the festival as a promotional tool for an upcoming "Battle of the Dinosaurs" exhibit at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning in Rockville Centre.
Instead, the prehistoric creature was liberated from the trailer sometime Saturday evening, said Nassau County police.
Authorities had no idea where the dinosaur might be, although they described some of its distinguishing characteristics: 5-feet tall, 10-feet long, brown with dark stripes and sporting large sickle-shaped feet.
They Like Me! They Really Like Me! (But They Don't Know Why)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor wanted to find out what the rest of the nation thinks about their neighbor to the north, so he commissioned a sort of pop quiz.
The results of the poll show that Americans love Alaska, but they don't know a whole lot about it.
More than half the nation thinks that most of Alaska is covered in ice and snow year-round. For the record: Just 5 percent of Alaska is covered by glaciers, ice and snow all year.
Another result found that one of every eight Americans believes the Last Frontier is a separate country or else doesn't know that it's a state.
Just 14 percent of those polled had ever been to Alaska, but nine out of every 10 said they had a positive impression of the state. Most cited its natural beauty and vast space.
The nation holds a romantic notion of Alaskans. Most described the people who live there as adventurous, rugged pioneers who like their freedom and the wilderness.
"There is still a mystique associated with Alaska. A lot of it has to do with the misperceptions," said Anchorage pollster Dave Dittman, whose firm conducted the poll. "If they knew more about what the reality was, it would probably be better for us."
Well ... As Long as He's Not Gonna 'Smash Brains' ...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mike Tyson says he may include bouts with women on his next tour, and mentioned professional boxer Ann Wolfe, who is 21-1 with 15 knockouts.
"She's such a prominent, dominant woman in the boxing field," Tyson said. When asked if he was joking about fighting women, Tyson said, "I'm very serious."
Russ Young, a promoter for Wolfe, said such a bout will never happen.
"That's the first we've heard of it," Young said. "No state would sanction that. She would be outweighed by 60 to 70 pounds. Ann would never entertain the idea."
The 40-year-old former heavyweight champ launches "Mike Tyson's World Tour" on Friday in Youngstown, Ohio.
Tyson said the tour was meant to be fun and raise money for charity.
"It's all fun. I'm not Mike Tyson," he said, referring to the fierce boxer whose career was upended by a prison term. "I'm not 20 years old. I'm not going to smash anybody. I'm not going to talk about smashing anybody's brains. You're not going to see that guy no more."
The man who vowed to eat Lennox Lewis' children and bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear has said he's in no mood for a comeback.
Tyson shot to fame by knocking out Trevor Berbick in 1986 to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history at age 20. He was knocked out by James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 and lost his world heavyweight title. He later served prison time for rape, returned to fighting and infamously bit Holyfield's ear in a 1997 fight.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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