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The Trashiest Nativity Ever

You know what they say, “It’s always sunny in Bethlehem” -or at least it is with these adorably tasteless Christmas cards by Etst seller CastleMcQuade. Link

13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History

The media gets a lot of criticism for violent and disturbing imagery. Movies, TV, video games, tabletop RPGs, comic books, and various other things have all gone through periods where they’re blamed for exposing children to dark and unsettling things. What people forget is that the media of yesterday — fine art specifically — were [...]

Driver Attemps Hit and Run, Gets Blocked in By Other Drivers

(Video Link) On Monday, a teen driver rear-ended a bicyclist in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He then attempted to flee. A quick-thinking bus driver immediately stopped his bus across both lanes of the road. Another driver cut off any escape to the rear, boxing in the assailant’s car. As I watched this video, I was particularly impressed by [...]

23 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something – anything – drop during a countdown to 2012 on New Year’s Eve? We can help. (Well, we can help some of you. You might have to go on a road trip.) Check out these places that have put their own twists on [...]

Christmas Fight Club for Priests

YouTube Link This Christmas, give you fellow priests a present they won’t soon forget: a smack to the face with brooms! That’s what about some priests did while preparing Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity for Orthodox Christmas on January 7: The outburst, broken up by baton and shield-wielding Palestinian police, came to head as the Greek Orthodox [...]

Zombie Nativity Set

Strictly speaking, the three zombies from the East didn’t arrive until much later, but it’s traditional to place them at Bethlehem on Christmas. Etsy sellers Robin and Zered follow in this tradition with this nativity set made from Sculpey clay. Link -via Boing Boing | Previously: Top Ten Worst Nativity Sets

Surprise! Welcome Home From Jail Party Ended up in 5 Stabbings

Go directly to jail. Don’t pass go, do not collect your "welcome home from jail party" party favors. That’s what happened when a welcome home party for a teen who got released from juvenile [...]

Shocking Truth about The Three Wise Men: They’re Chinese!

The story of the Three Wise Men has been told and retold since antiquity – but who were they? An intriguing ancient text, discovered in the Vatican archives by Brent Landau, suggests that they were … Chinese! “It’s an incredibly grand story,” Landau said. “So who the Magi are in this text is, they are descendants [...]

Baby Goat Born During Staged Nativity

A church in West Columbia, South Carolina held a drive-through nativity scene last weekend. The hundreds of people who came to see it got more than they expected when a participating goat gave birth to a kid! They knew they were awaiting the birth of a baby at a church’s live drive-thru nativity scene, but one [...]

Qatayef

Qatayef (قطايف) is an Arab dessert commonly reserved for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, a sort of sweet crepe filled with cheese or nuts. Palestinians make biggest “Qatayef” dessert to set world recordPalestinian sweets-makers prepare the biggest piece of eastern dessert “Qatayef” during an event organized by the tourism ministry to make a new world [...]