Thursday, April 12, 2007

The mouth of truth

The world's first lie detector, La boca della verita in Rome. Stick your hand in legend has it, and if you are lying you will be bitten. Apparently monks put scorpions in there many centuries ago.


  1. Shaira, did you try putting your hand in, does it actually work. I wanna see these places amazing pictures.

  2. reminds me of that enchanting scene from the movie, Roman Holiday..:)
    You have a great blog going here....loved the series on Antiques!!

  3. D Reb I sure did! And I have a picture to remember it with but I ain't gonna post it here lol And no I wasn't bitten...mai to jhoot nahi bolti hai lol

    Moi, I don't think I know which movie that is? There is a famous old movie La dolce vita, with Anita Ekberg where she bathes in the fountain.

    Thanks a lot for the encouragement :) Feel free to send us any photos you have for the themes we are posting on.

  4. Yes. SS Jhoot nahi bolti.
    But like MOI said it reminds me of the movie, Roman Holiday, with Audrey Hepburn.
    Mind you, I have stuck my hand in there too, and well, did I get bitten?
    Now that would be giving away too much, wouldnt it?