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Rejected Story of the Day: The Holy Water Seems To Be Burning Everyone

Old black and white photograph of a man in a suit wearing a flu mask.

When holy water isn't enough. State Library of New South Wales/Flickr/Creative Commons hide caption

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It's a challenge finding funny ways to address Swine Flu on the show, so a story about Catholic churches in Harrisburg, PA draining their holy water fonts in favor of hand sanitizer showed great promise. However, once we got down past the headline and photo, we learned that no, there aren't big marble bowls full of alcohol goo. They're just draining the holy water and passing out bottles of sanitizer. Which makes sense.

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