I work in the Intellectual Property industry and although I haven't been following the new law in Europe closely I feel I should point out a couple of things:
Firstly, when you apply for a patent it is examined against previous patents, non-patent literature and common general knowledge. This is to prevent patents from being granted which are already "known".
Secondly, the USPTO patents everything for example I can give you a US Patent number which patents a stick.
Thirdly, in the frame patent and museum website referred to previously. It would be fairly straight forward for someone to challenge that patent in court and invalidate it as it is obviously a stupid patent.
Fourthly, the European Patent Office are quite thorough and I can assure you they would not patent rediculous patents like the USPTO.