Popular sights, where you can easily pick up an infection
Since ancient times, there are shrines all over the world, to which the people tried to touch or kiss in hope of a miracle. Such places are very popular among tourists who are motivated by a desire for good luck, find love, have children or cured.
But if anyone of them thought about unsanitary conditions prevailing in this place because of the many people touched the statue and the wall and leave it on its countless microbes?
FoxNews edition compiled a list of attractive sites to which tourists are always touching, despite the risk of catching an infection:
According to legend, kissing the stone, built in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower, built in the XV century, will allow anyone to find the gift of eloquence. Why else risking their lives and health of thousands of tourists climb to the stone, and then hang upside down from the parapet to kiss him?
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Many people dream to touch the corner of East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, designed by the brilliant architect Bei Yuming. Somehow, it is a place everyone feels obliged to touch. Over time, a beautiful pink marble from Tennessee turned brown due to the resulting layer of dirt on it.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Every day, every tourist is committed to rub shoe bronze statue of John Harvard’s either luck, or simply following the tradition of the famous university. Polished shoe shining gold. But at nightfall students with glee defecate on the symbol of elite education. If only visitors know that they stroked the most famous night toilet University!
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
In the depths of the basilica right in front of the altar sits a bronze statue of its patron saint Peter – a true object of worship of all believers, designed by the sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio in the XIII century. Pilgrims are lining up to attach to the foot of the saint, praying to his happiness. To control the order in the queue, the church had to hire a special guard. Kissing that have been going on for hundreds of years, was polished to a shine his leg, so that his fingers had lost their shape. Of course, the deformed foot of St. is infested with bacteria.
Juliet’s House, Verona, Italy
It is believed that good luck in love will bring any visiting Juliet’s house in Verona. Forgetting that Shakespeare had never been in this city, and couples in love and did not exist, the crowds of tourists in a small courtyard, which goes “the same” balcony. Here, among the couples, bearing allegiance, stands a bronze statue of Juliet. Her chest and hand polished by millions of hands – people believe that touching the statue guarantees a happy love.
Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland
According to legend, one of the walls inside the Wawel Castle in Krakow Wawel chakra is legendary, rock, containing one of the seven major energy centers in the world. It does not matter that there is no evidence for this hypothesis. Stone continues to attract all lovers of esoteric that seek to touch the wall and lean on it to recharge “cosmic” energy. For some, this force field, but for others – just a dirty wall, overwritten multiple touches and strokes.