In an effort to combat the spread of H1N1 flu, an Italian has invented an electronic holy water dispenser, which functions like the automatic soap dispensers found in public restrooms. (Click link to view.)
This is good news for me whether it's flu season or not—those communal holy water fonts always grossed me out!
So how does it work? Churchgoers wave their hands under a sensor and the machine spurts out holy water. See? Awesome!
Some churches have banned traditional holy water fonts—in which churchgoers dip their hands into communal fonts full of water—because of an increase in deaths related to the swine flu.
But these sanitary dispensers would allow churchgoers to continue their holy water traditions.
What do you think of this invention? If you go to church, are you grossed about the traditional holy water fonts full of water like I am?
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