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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/30/2019
Helmet
The Vatican’s Swiss Guard, a mini-army that helps protect the Pope, hope to have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3D printers. Credit: omnimoney (Shutterstock)

COOLER HEADS PREVAIL

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Swiss Guard, a mini-army that helps protect the Pope, hope to have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3D printers, according to Reuters. The new headgear is made of thermoplastic and looks almost exactly the same as the previous versions. But the force of 110 men should find the covering more comfortable because the helmets won’t heat up like the metal ones, according to spokesman Urs Breitenmoser. The previous versions also weighed two kilograms while the new ones, made in Switzerland, weigh 570 grams.

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