A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say.
The museum's conservation department is researching the chemicals in the gum to decide which solvent to use to clean it.
Why are there chemicals in chewing gum? and just how much research needs to be done on it? Can't they call the gum company and ask them what they are?
Furthermore, is that little kid going to be bitch-slapped or what?