Internet Fuels Rome Eathquake Rumours .. and a few giggles too
A prediction that a huge earthquake would destroy Rome today prompted fear in some people and giggles of ridicule in others but officials assured the populace that the Eternal City would not be rubble by midnight.
According to some media reports, as many as 18 percent of city employees called in sick and Rome's notorious traffic did appear lighter than normal for a Wednesday in May. One neighbourhood that came down with a bad case of earthquake fever was Chinatown, where many shopkeepers kept stores shuttered and put up signs reading saying they were closed for weddings, inventories or a wedding.
Last edited by Andrew49; 11-05-2011 at 02:48 PM.
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