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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.
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 31, 2006
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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