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The Getty Helpfully Demonstrates How to Protect Your Priceless Sculptures During an Earthquake

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It's safe to say that in the event of an earthquake, most Southern Californians are going to be primarily worried about the well-being of their priceless ancient Greek statues.

Fortunately, the Getty has our backs, and they've created a video to show you exactly how to preserve your life-sized rendition of a nude man, after the hunt.

First, you'll have to own a sculpture of a nude man, after the hunt. Then, you'll have to own a base for that sculpture. But not just any base! A base that has been custom-designed with several sliding layers going in multiple directions and outfitted with springs to absorb the shock.

This way, when all is said and done, your totally practical investment will still be standing, even if the very walls around it have crumbled.

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