How To Move A 12 Ton Sphinx (Cool Weird Awesome 63)

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - known better as the Penn Museum - needed to move its most famous object, a 3,000 year old Egyptian sphinx, from a gallery to the main hall as part of a renovation project. The move was only 300 feet, but the sphinx happens to weigh 12.5 tons, so it took three days to get from point A to point B.