A pair of stone breasts survived a lightning strike in Australia that hit a Venus de Milo statue, leaving an odd bit of anatomy laying on the wet ground.
The statue was created a little extra … generous … than the normal Venus de Milo model, the UK’s Register reported. Finlay said he wanted to pay tribute to the women of the area by depicting the goddess in more voluptuous form than the ancient Greek Venus de Milo.
Though the stone breasts survive the lightning strike, the message may have been sent to Finlay to stick to the model next time. The ancient Greeks took lightning strikes as a sign of displeasure from the gods.