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Solid Gold Toilet Stolen From Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's Birthplace
Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to $1.25 million in US from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill. The toilet, work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace after previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Because the golden toilet had been connected to the palace's plumbing system, police said its removal caused "significant damage and flooding" to the building.