Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Can anybody lend a hand?

Peron Hands: Police Find Trail Elusive

Investigators trying to determine who broke into the tomb of Juan Domingo Peron and sawed off his hands have arrested six people in recent days, only to see five of them cleared by a judge. The authorities discovered the hands missing two months ago after leaders of the Justicialista Party, the Peronist political movement, said they had received an anonymous letter advising of the mutilation and demanding $8 million ransom.

New York Times; September 6th, 1987

Who knew? I certainly didn't. But I intend to find out more about this important topic. Because my readers deserve no less than the full truth of the matter.

Lest there be any confusion on the matter, I should stress that Evita's hands remain unscathed, as firmly attached to the rest of her cadaver as the competing forces of natural decay and the magic of the embalmer's art allow.

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