We all know that statues can bring good luck. Just go to any city around the world that draws in tourism, and you will find statues that require you to touch, kiss, or interact with them in some way. Some have an old legend attached to them, and others do not. In fact, it can be easy to spot where the good luck body part is as that part might be a different color or it might be starting to erode.
Some of these old legends are rather PG and just require the touching of a foot or head. For example, in some cities, it will just be a discolored hand or mustache that brings all the tourists. However, other statues have tourists getting a bit more personal. These 10 statues from all over the world are ones that people like to touch in inappropriate places.
10. Crazy Girls
This one is not so surprising, is it? Las Vegas has been nicknamed Sin City after all. So it’s rather fitting that there’s at least one statue that commands some caressing for good luck.
The Crazy Girls statue is a row of women standing arm in arm with their backs facing the crowd. Their rear ends are out there for everyone to see and interact with. Upon visiting the site, it is quite clear that people enjoy touching the girls’ backsides. They are a bit of a different color than the rest of their bodies.
The Crazy Girls was actually a live show that ran for 28 years out of Riviera Hotel and Casino. The property closed in 2015, and the statue has been moved to Planet Hollywood.
It has long been a favorite among tourists. They grab the girls’ rear ends and take photos with the statue. The show can still be seen as well. Now it performs at the Sin City Theater every night except Tuesday.
9. Victor Noir
This is a statue of a man in a graveyard. So in addition to paying their respects, people like to have a little fun.
Victor Noir was a political journalist who was shot in 1870 by Prince Pierre Bonaparte. Noir was seen as a martyr after this, and thus, over 100,000 people attended his funeral. At the end of the second century, his body was moved to Pere Lachaise Cemetery and a statue was erected in his honor.
The statue shows him lying on the ground and features somewhat of a bulge in his pants. It is believed that if you rub the bulge, it will prevent infertility. So women have been flocking to this graveyard to do just that. You can definitely tell that it’s quite popular as that region is just a tad discolored when compared to the rest of his body.