Rejoice, for the great Penis Rock of Norway has been Re-Erected!
The beloved geo-phallic monument was badly damaged by vandals last month, leaving the rock in pieces and depriving tourists of meme-worthy Instagram material. Today, 12 tons of the damaged rock have been reassembled, using iron wedges and concrete to reinforce the structure and prevent any future vandalism attempts. Norway police are investigating the incident, although they have not been able to make any arrests yet.
As of now, tourists must wait one week until they can resume climbing and standing on the rock. Trollpikken, which translates roughly to “Troll Penis,” is a beloved natural rock formation in south Stavanger- so beloved in fact, that a crowdfunded online campaign raised the equivalent of $27,000 in donations to repair the R-rated rock (Freud would be delighted.)
Some enthusiastic donors have even reaffirmed their loyalty to the rock on the crowdfunding page, stating “we do not accept vandalism, we will raise our rock again, the re-erection WILL happen.”
After it collapsed: