CNN.com - Museum visitor trips, breaks Chinese vases - Jan 30, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) -- A museum visitor shattered three Qing dynasty Chinese vases when he tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and brought the vases crashing to the floor, officials said Monday. The three vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had been donated to The Fitzwilliam Museum in the university city of Cambridge in 1948, and were among its best-known artifacts. They had been sitting proudly on the window sill beside the staircase for 40 years.How embarassing. Sounds like something I, with my usual grace, would do. I wonder if anyone asked him if he "had a nice trip"?