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Brazen Art Thieves Top The Morning Links


Who says all criminals are dumb? Plus, the biggest cheeseburger you won't eat and the league of extraordinary Internet trolls.

Edvard Munch's classic painting has been an object of desire for both collectors and thieves for many years. There are not one, but three versions, with one recently selling for $120 million dollars at auction. The other two had a more storied history. In 1994, a couple of thieves using a ladder and a hammer nabbed a version hanging from the National Museum in Oslo, leaving behind a friendly note which read, “Thanks for the poor security.” It was recovered three months later and two people were arrested. In 2004, another Scream was snatched, this time from the Munch Museum (also in Oslo) by robbers in your typical ski-mask-and-gun-yelling-in-Norwegian scenario. This Scream wasn't found until 2006, and was damaged in the theft. - Read the rest at Oddee.

Katie Couric wants to interview Duchess Kate, to ask her why she's so thin. - [TheDailyBeast]

The biggest cheeseburger you'll never eat. - [Esquire]

A Turkish woman killed her rapist and dumped his severed head in the village square. Can't say I blame her. - [DailyMail]

Some people settle for dressing like their favorite video game character. Then there is this Assassin't Creed parkour cosplayer. - [Neatorama]

Before diving into NYC Fashion Week 2012, take a look back at examples the craziness from Fashion Weeks Past. - [PopSugar]

In the Netherlands, a 15-year-old was sentenced for being contracted to murder a girl over her Facebook posts. - [HuffingtonPost]

Why go camping when you could go glamping instead? - [Elle]

Meet the League of Extraordinary Internet Trolls. - [HoustonPress]

Scientists confirm space time ripples caused by white dwarves but what does it mean? - [Tecca]

Headline Story: If you think was bad, you have to read about these nine other ballsy art thieves. - [Oddee]

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