Please post your bit of Incredible or Ridiculous Trivia.

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    Nov 04, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    It has been raining here for three days straight and I am bored and it is Friday night. Help lighten my mood please by posting your bit.

    Here is mine,

    During the Middle Ages, five churches in France vowed that they held the foreskin from Jesus Christ’s circumcision as a relic.

    Source. Haskins C. H., “The Renaaissance of the Twelfth Century” page 235 Harvard University Press, publ 1938

    I gotta say that I probably would not pray over a foreskin, but I have been known to kneel and praise several in my day.
  • jim_sf

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    Nov 04, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    The story gets better, actually. A church in Italy claimed to have the one true Holy Prepuce, and paraded it annually on the Feast of the Holy Circumcision (January 1, fwiw) until 1983.

    They didn't do it that year because somebody stole the relic.

    From the rectory.

    Where the priest had been keeping it in the back of his wardrobe.

    In a shoebox.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2006/12/fore_shame.html