The great Mona Lisa cake mystery

Last summer, your author went to Paris (la-di-da, look at the Liberal Elite and their fancy ways).

One morning, I woke up and went to Stohrer

the oldest patisserie in the city — for pastries and an éclair (OK, two éclairs and a tarte aux

Back off, calorie police!) and then it was a brisk 10-minute

walk to the Louvre (because I was on holiday and that’s what people on holiday in Paris do).

At no point did I consider taking one of my delicious food items

and smearing it all over a painting, let alone probably the most famous painting in the world.

Yet this week, a man disguised himself as an old woman in a wheelchair and threw a piece of cake at the Mona Lisa.

The Louvre, and indeed all other museums — including the museum of David