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David truly on its last legs

No apparent remedy for the poor ailing legs of Michelangelo's masterpiece

Updated: May 12, 2014, 5:42 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

News item: Researchers say Michelangelo's David has microfractures in its legs and that its ankles may be too thin to safely support the five-century-old statue's 12,000-pound weight. Museum officials insist that the beloved work of art is safe.

The doctor's eyes were focused on his computer screen, so he didn't see the new patient bump his head on the examination room's door frame or notice the examining table sag under his weight when he leaned against it.

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