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The Mouth of Truth
This reminds me of that scene from The Mummy (or was it the Mummy Returns?)...
By: The Bug on July 24, 2013
Hi Stephen, I'm running out the door. Will return to read and respond to this post. In the meantime, I've linked to you today. Cheers, xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on July 24, 2013
fascinating! We need a working model in WDC.
By: Kathe W. on July 24, 2013
Could we use that instead of the Bible when we swear in our public officials?
By: Cranky on July 24, 2013
An interesting post, Stephen. Thank you for sharing the story. All's well that ends well. I loved it!
By: Sharon Bradshaw on July 24, 2013
loved the good, romantic lore with a happy ending! :)
By: TexWisGirl on July 24, 2013
Very interesting indeed. I'm glad she got to marry the one she loved. Yes I am. Have a fabulous day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on July 24, 2013
I love Roman Holiday, but didn't know the whole story. Thanks for sharing. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on July 24, 2013
Ha! People back then didn't stick a foot in the mouth back then, but a hand will do~
By: Shelly on July 24, 2013
When we were in Rome, I put my hand in there. I don't believe in the legend (& I didn't know he had supposedly retired) but I was STILL nervous!!
By: fishducky on July 24, 2013
I wonder if any man has ever been brave enough to try a different part of the anatomy? It would be an apt test for alleged adulterers!
By: Bryan Jones on July 24, 2013
A great post and a terrific story.
By: Tom Cochrun on July 24, 2013
Facinating story and folklore. If only it were true and politicians had to confess before the oracle. I dare say no country would recognize their respective leaders. lol
By: Daniel LaFrance on July 24, 2013
I remember that movie scene clearly. I was young and it was so fascinating!
By: Tabor on July 24, 2013
Thanks for the fun story!
By: mimi on July 24, 2013
Great story! and I do remember the scene well from the movie.
By: Sam Edge on July 24, 2013
Now I want to go back to Italy just to shove my hand in there.
By: Joe on July 24, 2013
What a clever young man to save her by planting a kiss. Of course, if it has any truth at all, the man could of got his ass kicked. Oh but the happy ending is so much better.
By: Cheryl P. on July 24, 2013
There is something about his gaze that frightens me. Or maybe I just feel guilty.
By: Val on July 24, 2013
There is, actually, something a bit scary about its face. I wouldnt want to put my hand in its mouth, whatever.
By: Jenny Woolf on July 24, 2013
Well, I guess Anthony Weiner won't be visiting.
By: Al Penwasser on July 24, 2013
I've kissed the Blarney Stone, but never had the chance to test the bocca della veritas. Maybe it's just as well! Anyway, I'm going to see if I can find Roman Holiday on Netflix.
By: tom sightings on July 24, 2013
Loved the movie Roman Holiday, and I remember the scene. Thanks for telling the story behind the mouth of truth.
By: Pixel Peeper on July 24, 2013
Who knows what lies The Mouth told in its time.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on July 24, 2013
Stories like this enrich our culture.
By: Red on July 24, 2013
By: John on July 25, 2013
An amazing story. Wouldn't it be cool if there really was some truth to it? Put that puppy in Washington for a few days....Oooo....I'm getting tingly just thinking about it. ;) S
By: Scott Park on July 25, 2013
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