Right castle, wrong stone?

New research at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland points to the possibility that the stone kissed by millions may not be the "Blarney Stone" of legend.

According to a new book by historian Mark Samuel, the "stone which has for centuries been said to bestow those whose lips touch it with the power to persuade, flatter, coax and soft-soap," may not actually be the Blarney Stone. Samuel believes that sometime in the 19th century, when the castle became a tourist destination, the stone was redesignated to protect the safety of the tourists.

Charles Colthurst, who owns the castle, calls the claim a "load of Blarney."