Monday, August 11, 2008

How a Virgin Blinded Over 50 People

File this under the "what the fuck were you thinking" category:

A bit of news from earlier in the year-- At least 50 people have lost their sight in an Indian Village because they were staring at the sun hoping to see an image of the virgin mary. I wouldn't stare at the sun to see the real virgin mother, let alone an image of her.

"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." (

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