Bell Ringers

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

I love learning something new!

It takes a lot of strength to pull those ropes on all those campaniles in each an every town in Italy. In our town, Montalcino, the town bell tower sounds 100 times at noon to call the workers in for their main meal of the day.  But where and how is an up and coming bell ringer to learn and practice?

Well they invented a weight for the young men to use in a similar fashion without sounding the bell itself and soon folk noticed the improved physique on these fellas and wanted to use this weight as well.

The shape and purpose became our ‘dumbbells’ and dumb because they didn’t sound.  So today in gyms all over the world, we have church and tower bells to thank for improved appearances!

Aren’t you glad you read this and bring this trivia up in conversation?

Tags: ,

3 Responses to “Bell Ringers”

Leave a Reply