30kg stone breasts survive lightning strike in Australia

Posted on: 1:03 pm, January 7, 2013, by , updated on: 01:06pm, January 7, 2013

An Australian stonemason was stunned to find a lightning bolt destroyed his tribute to an iconic ancient Greek sculpture, leaving only the statue’s breasts intact.

Tom Finlay, 48, was standing a few yards from the hand-carved Venus de Milo sculpture when there was a flash of white light, NT News reported.

The statue’s 66-pound stone breasts fell over 26 feet from the steel column it was perched atop, but did not shatter.

“There was a clap of thunder and the sculpture blew up like a rocket-launcher had hit it,” he told NT News. “The lightning looked like a serpent.

Read more: NT News

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