Miracle Fountain Gushes Water
Status: The miracle of plumbingDue to the honesty of Wadowice's mayor, the town has lost out on a great opportunity to profit from a phony miracle. When water began to gush out of the base of a statue of Pope John Paul II, located in this Polish town, the devout (and gullible) thought it was a miracle. They declared it a "miracle fountain" and eagerly started filling up bottles with the water. Unfortunately for them, the water had a far more mundane source: What the article doesn't mention is that the statue was apparently just installed last month, which explains how the plumbing work was done without anyone noticing.
So it's not a miracle fountain? Fiddlesticks. I guess I'll go unpack my bags then.Posted by Dae Dae in Charleston, SC on Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 12:24 PM
Ugh! I hope those people weren't drinking that water. I mean, who would drink water that came from an unknown (and highly suspect) source.Posted by Razela in Chicago, IL on Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 03:26 PM
Well, plumbing is pretty amazing, when you think about it.Posted by Big Gary in Plainview, Texas on Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 04:14 PM
Sheesh! How dumb can people get?Posted by Meerkat on Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 10:20 PM
In Italy every time there is a spot, a shape, a stain near a statue... someone sees a "divine sign" and the next day there are hundreds of people prayingPosted by Al from Italy in Milan, Italy on Tue Aug 01, 2006 at 04:08 AM
People are so stupid. Who would think this was magic not knowing if there was a pipe inside? Doh.Posted by MikeFM in Utah on Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 03:31 PM
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