Louvre It or Leave It (The Birth of Venus)

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You step off of the stairs and through a doorway, which leads to the bank of a lake. Several angels and assorted spectators are standing around expecantly. "What's up?" you ask.

"We're waiting for Venus." says one of the angels. "We tied her in a strait jacket, wrapped her in chains, and locked her in a giant scallop. Then we dumped her in this lake."

"That's pretty heavy. Did she owe you a lot of money, or something?"

"What? No no no, it's a performance. She's an escape artist."

Just then a giant scallop breaks the surface of the lake with a splash! and swings open to reveal a beautiful woman, draped only in her long red hair. The crowd cheers and throws flowers, and she takes a bow as someone throws a towel around her shoulders.

You applaud politely, and head back to the stairway.

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Occurs during Louvre It or Leave It.


  • Prior to May 14, 2014, this adventure used to have a choice ID of 98 with different results.


  • The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, is a famous work depicting a naked woman standing in a giant scallop shell, adorned with angels and cherubs. It currently hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
  • The reference of "she's an escape artist" and the reference to straitjackets, chains, a locked container, and being under water all pertain to escape artists- magicians like Harry Houdini and David Blaine who specialize in "magically" escaping from impossible and sometimes potentially deadly situations. The straitjacket, chains, locked container and having to be underwater or suspended over water are all common elements in escape artists tricks.