stump lickin' good!
It's not the Titanic; it's not even the Mary Rose. And it's certainly not the Great Barrier Reef. But like all of these, it's been under water for a bloody long time.
Covered in excrement and bereft of hands, a statue of Colonel Sanders - the KFC guy - was yesterday pulled from the muddy murky waters of the Dotonbori Canal in central Osaka, 24 years after being dumped in there by a disgruntled diner.
Colonel Sanders (on the left).
The Curse of Colonel Sanders has, in the intervening years, caused thousands of greasy-fingered diners to leg it wide-eyed to the toilet before their digestive tract has had a chance to say "Where's the dunny?"
It's hoped that with the re-emergence of the Colonel, the curse will finally be lifted, allowing diners to once again refrain from carrying extra packs of tissues in their handbags.
Once the knackered statue has been hosed down and disinfected, it will likely be placed back in the kitchen next to where they keep the raw meat for the chicken burgers.
Judging by their issues in the limb department, I bet the ol' Colonel and the Venus de Milo could have a right good time together....
Colonel Sanders and the Venus de Milo - a match made in heaven?