Like all significant trends, going green just won’t die. Yesterday we featured a wind-powered iPhone charger called the iFan. Today we bring news of the Pope’s holiest desire for a car upgrade, specifically the armored Benz known as the Popemobile.
The Popemobile has kept many a Vicar of Christ safe from an assassin’s bullet. Alas, the Pope himself isn’t always blessed by air-tight security—remember that awful incident a few years back when Pope Benedict got jumped by a crazy woman?
Without forsaking his most holy safeness and protection, the Pope has expressed his desire for the Benz pickup he uses on official visits and public appearances to go electric with photovoltaic cells on the roof for solar-charging.
This is actually the latest in a string of (very) small gestures on Pope Benedict’s part that began with solar panels on the Vatican roof plus solar air-conditioning in the cafeteria. In light of this, there is no word if the Vatican has future plans to harness antimatter to produce an eternal power supply for the eternal city it resides in ala Angels and Demons.
But why go solar when he can go God-powered? You know, invoking the heavens for divine energy that will propel his ride?
Of course, as always, we jest! We jest!