Laura Cochrane says: "The LAPD keeps a database of artwork that has been stolen. It's interesting, because I think these are mostly pieces are from people's private collections, and the only reason the internet masses are now able to see them is because they have been stolen, so they get added to this database. There's quite a range of stuff -- Picasso artwork, a Nazi armband, a couple blank Oscars, an alligator skull, various movie props..."
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.