11 May, 2011

Shaking in their boots

There is news that up to a fifth of Romans will take the day off and try to leave the city today. This is due to a prediction made in 1915 that today would see a severe earthquake in the city.

It just goes to show the extraordinary superstition of the Italians, a nation which despite its devotion to the Church, enjoys astrology and fortune telling.

If only we could forecast earthquakes....

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