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Question #91782 posted on 10/31/2018 11:44 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I legally bought the Mona Lisa, could anyone stop me from eating it?



Dear you, 

I know some people who may try to take you out with hit-men before you managed it. Pretty sure there are lots more art historians and fanatics and tourists who could -- and would-- physically stop you from eating it if they caught wind of your desire to consume a famous work of art. Also, I sure hope your own gosh darn CONSCIENCE would stop you. 




Dear you,

Stop giving Banksy ideas.

-guppy of doom


Dear MBMBaMbino (or if not, Yahoo Answers person),

Legally, no. Once you own something outright, especially an inanimate object, you can pretty much do whatever you want with it. That being said, some pigments in oil paint are toxic in so many different ways.  Nowadays, it's possible to completely avoid toxic oil paints, but it was definitely harder for ole' Leonardo. He probably had all kinds of toxicity up in his workspace. Basically, you're probably going to be poisoned and die, but what a way to go! If you do somehow acquire enough money to purchase the Mona Lisa, at least let me look at it before you eat it.

-Quixotic Kid