Saturday, April 2, 2005

Hammer Time

If you're like me (and I know you're glad you're not) you may have heard that there is a longstanding tradition to determine that a Pope has died and isn't just sleeping. His camerlengo (or chamberlain) calls out his name and taps him on the forehead with a silver hammer. Ever since hearing that a day or two ago, I've told a slug of people about it. It turns out that I might not be quite right. Check out this information from the folks at Snopes.

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