Lesson of the day: Just because your friends are daring you to pose yourself inside a giant, marble vagina doesn’t mean you have to do it.
An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.
Tuebingen fire service official Markus Mozer said Monday that the young man slipped as he tried to climb into the stone sculpture to pose for a photo.
“It was a dare,” he told NBC News. “The young man had tried to pose for an unusual photo and climbed into the artwork.”
He couldn’t free himself, so the fire service was called. Four firefighters eased him out of the sculpture on the Tubingen Microbiology Institute campus.
The incident happened on Friday and the student’s name wasn’t released.
“He just wanted to take a funny picture,” Erick Guzman wrote under a photo he posted on Imgur. He claims he is a friend of the student. “The fire department was not really amused, and he was really embarrassed.”
Mozer says no damage was done to the sculpture, created by Peruvian-born artist Fernando de la Jara.
“I hope one of the rescuers at least shouted, ‘It’s a boy!’ when he was pulled out,” a reddit user wrote after a photo of the incident was uploaded to the website.
Peruvian artist Fernando de le Jara created the sculpture, named Chacán-Pi (or Making Love, in English).
Twenty-two German firefighters arrived on scene to deliver the student from the giant, stone structure. Guzman said that the fire department was “not really amused.” The name of the student has not been released — and that’s probably for the best.