Talk about overcompensating: A British teen has painted a 60-foot phallus on the roof of his family's home. (Or, as The Sun says, a "60ft willy.") The teen says he wanted the newly refinished mansion to stand out on Google Earth.
60-Foot PhallusRory McInnes, 18, was apparently inspired by the endowment of the famous "Cerne Abbas Giant" -- the massive carving of a naked guy on a hill in Dorset, England. McInnes says he spent half an hour replicating a particular part of the carving, and here's the kicker: He did it a year ago. No one else knew about it until now.
"It's an April Fool's joke, right?" the boy's father asked The Sun when contacted. It seems a chopper pilot was the first to find and photograph the, er, work, and let the British media know about it.
Crime and PunishmentThe boy, now traveling in Brazil, laughed when his parents called. He may not be laughing for long, though: The father says he'll be giving his son a scrubbing brush when he gets back, along with the task of removing the paint on his own.
Until then, though, it looks like any area roosters will have an oddly appropriate place to sing their morning songs.