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Re: The Myth of Fingerprints

Posted by ESC on April 14, 2004

In Reply to: The Myth of Fingerprints posted by Dian on April 14, 2004

: does anyone know the origin of the phrase "the myth of fingerprints"? there's a current movie with that title and it's a lyric in a Paul Simon song. I did a Google search for it but didn't find much.

: Thanks.

I don't know. Do you mean like: fingerprints are like snowflakes -- no two are alike.

Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
Everybody knows his name
He says there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man
They're all the same.

.Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives the former talk-show host
Far and wide his name was known
He said there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That's why we must learn to live alone