The Yorkshire Post Today covers some of the latest news from Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster:
The ornate Italian sculpture is one of the main features at the recently restored Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster.
But for years, no-one has been able to make it work, and no-one can remember it ever working.
Now English Heritage bosses, who are near to completing a massive restoration of the gardens and house, hope to have the garden ornament back in working order after probing it with an instrument normally associated with medicine.
A huge endoscope was inserted into the top of the three-tiered statue to see what the problem was.
Endoscopes — a camera device with a light attached — are usually used to look inside a body cavity or organ.
No details on the diagnosis are provided in the article. For the Medgadget’s M.D. team the differential diagnosis for this case would be: 1. bezoar (highly likely); 2. thrombus; 3. embolus; 4. pipe transection; 5. complete pipe spasm; 6. total circulatory collapse. Are we missing anything?