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The Hand of Lie



The two pictures are "Venus de Milo" and "The Mouth of Truth" which appeared in the movie Roman Holiday. Why Venus has no arms and hands is a question people ask over and over again. Also focusing on "hand," legend says that if you are a liar and put your hand inside The Mouth of Truth, you will lose fingers.

I connected the relevance between pictures and made up a new story: Venus must have lied, and in order not to be verified by The Mouth of Truth, she just simply cut off her arms to avoid the examination.

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