Monday, September 4, 2006

‘The Scream’ Found In Norway; Two Million M&Ms On Standby

OSLO, Norway (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A police raid has returned Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream back home to Oslo, Norway, after a two-year absence.

And that could mean a sweet reward for the person who found it: 2 million dark chocolate M&Ms.

On August 22 – the two-year anniversary of the day the painting was pilfered from the Munch Museum – the Mars Candy Company made the sugar-coated offer of the M&Ms and a company spokeswoman says they’ll live up to their bargain.

But first, the company wants to see who gets credit for the recovery and if the painting is in its “original, undamaged condition.”

If the tests come back positive, the hero will receive 2 million M&Ms – about 40,000 bags.

A spokeswoman says the hero or heroine can choose whether they want the candy in a lump sum or in coupons.

However, the spokeswoman admits the company can't be certain how much effect the M&M offer had towards the ultimate recovery of the painting.

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