Worst Selfie Ever? Student Breaks 19th Century Greek Statue While Snapping Himself

Most museums have pretty strict rules when it comes to taking pictures and touching valuable, breakable objects. So you'd think actually climbing up and sitting on a statue wouldn't even cross your mind. Right?

Wrong. In the quest for the ultimate selfie, one student at a museum in Milan, Italy, actually broke a statue after climbing onto its lap. As you do.

Luckily for the student, and the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, and the art world, the statue was a copy, according to the Milano Corriere.

The unnamed male broke the leg off the statue, and the carnage was discovered the next morning by staff.

The statue depicts the "Drunken Satyr", an ancient Greek sculpture which is half man half animal and is also known as the Barberini Faun, the Roman equivalent. In Greek mythology, satyrs were human-like male woodland spirits with animal features, including a tail, hooves, ears or horns.