To Save a Cathedral, Marinate in Olive Oil – Yahoo! News. So who thought of this? Doesn’t the ingenuity of the human brain give you hope? For all the emphasis on what’s wrong in the world, still I find it both fascinating and inspiring what humans are capable of figuring out, from high-tech brain surgery to mapping the universe…to using olive oil to save a cathedral. What little (or big) development has inspired you lately?