Ruth Mitchell

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Warning: Tie Shoelaces Before Entering Museums

A man who smashed three rare Ming vases in a museum has been asked not to return. Yahoo News reports that Nick Flynn, a regular visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, tripped on his shoelace and fell down some marble stairs, colliding with the vases that were housed at the bottom. The vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, were donated to the museum in 1948 and were one of its most recognisable exhibits. “They were just left lying on the window sill” explained Mr Flynn. “I snagged my shoelace, missed the step and ‘crash bang wallop,’ there was a million pieces of high quality Qing ceramics lying around beneath me.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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