Every year, St. Petersburg locals gather together for the city's Chocolate Fair. During the festival, chocolate is celebrated and consumed in mass amounts, but this year's event took an interesting turn with the attendance of a very special guest - a 170-pound life-statue statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his dog, Konni.
One festival patron, St. Petersburg resident Yelena, found the statue strangely enticing:
"Unfortunately, in real life, there are many people who want to lick him and even more [when he is] in chocolate form. You understand what I am talking about. We have a lot of people who like to lick the authorities."
I'm not quite sure what she means by that, but it's certainly kinky enough.
The artist behind Chocolate Putin claims that the statue has no political implications. He was inspired by a chocolate figure made of the Pope last year, and says this statue is all in good fun.
In any case, Chocolate Putin is being evaluated by the Guinness World Record organization as the largest chocolate statue of a secular leader - which kind of has me wondering where a life-size Chocolate Buddha is hiding out.
Oh man, Chocolate Buddhas DO exist.
Anyway, what do you think of Chocolate Putin? Is it a good look for him, and who else do you think should be immortalized in chocolate?
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