Thursday, April 07, 2005

Report: Pope Lying on Ice Tray is reporting...

Yesterday the Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, announced that the Holy Father had not been embalmed.

With temperatures rising in Rome, some journalists are speculating about how the pope can look so well-preserved without having been embalmed.

Typically, corpses left in the open air can begin to swell and disintegrate - a rather unpleasant sight.

London's Guardian noted "plenty of tales from history of exploding bodies (Henry VIII was apparently quite spectacular) and disintegrating cadavers (Pius XII turned black in 1958 and his nose fell off - and that was in October)."


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