The two Munch paintings that were stolen from a museum in Oslo two years ago have been found, and in pretty decent condition at that:

"We are 100% certain they are the originals. The damage was much less than feared," police said.

They had been missing since two armed men ripped them from the wall and threatened staff at the Munch Museum in the Norwegian capital in August 2004. Three men were found guilty of charges munch.madonna.jpgrelating to the theft in May.

BoingBoing notes that "the paintings were found just days after Mars, Inc. offered 2 million dark chocolate M&M's for the return of The Scream." The M&M website holds the key to why -- although it doesn't seem to have weighed in on the good news yet, much less ponied up the candies.