Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Gullible" is Written on the Ceiling

Recently eaten: yogurt past it's expiration date
Recent annoyance: trash chute is too small

Why, oh why, didn't they get those crazy glasses for watching solar eclipses? Why has God forsaken us?

Dozen blinded in India looking for Virgin Mary (Telegraph UK)
At least 50 people have lost their sight after staring at the sun hoping to see an image of the Virgin Mary, according to reports.

Alarmed health authorities in India's Kottayam district have set up a sign dispelling rumours of a miraculous image in the sky and warning of the dangers of looking into direct sunlight.

Forty-eight cases of sight-loss, allegedly caused by photochemical burns on the retina, have been recorded at St Joseph's ENT and Eye hospital in the region since Friday.

Despite warnings, and the potentially harmful effects of their actions, believers are allegedly still flocking to a hotelier's house in Erumeli near where the divine image is said to have appeared.

"All our patients have similar history and symptoms… They have developed photochemical, not thermal, burns after continuously gazing at the sun," Dr Annamma James Isaac, the hospital's ophthalmologist said.

"Totally radical, and righteous, dude."

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