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Church Guards the Ark of the Covenant

A small church in Aksum, Ethiopia, claims to have the Ark of the Covenant. It is written in Ethiopia’s ancient book of kings that the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Menelik, conceived during a royal one night stand) brought the Ark from Israel. It is now kept at The Chapel of [...]

Fresco Destroyer Wants Royalties

Just when you thought the news of the botched fresco meme finally reached an end, Cecilia Gimenez, the woman who “restored” the painting has now approached the church that houses the fresco and demanded that they pay her royalties for the work. To be fair, more tourists have come to the church as a result [...]

Animals on Trial

In medieval Europe, it was common for animals to be put on trial and sentenced to punishment as if they understood the proceedings. Livestock and wild animals would be tried for assault or murder of a human, insects and rats were prosecuted for destroying crops, and livestock could be put to death for bestiality along [...]

King Richard III’s Grave (Possibly) Discovered Under a Parking Lot

Archaelogists announced today that they believe they have uncovered the site of King Richard III’s grave, inside a long-lost friary buried beneath the Leicester City Council offices.  The hunt for King Richard III’s grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today (Sept. 5) that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485. “The [...]

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

Photoshopped Image Of Russian Patriarchate

Apparently, the Russian Orthodox Church doesn’t want the world to know that they’re shot callers and big ballers, so they decided to manipulate the image above in order to remove the $30,000 watch from the Patriarchate’s wrist. Russian knowledge of Photoshop must not be up to snuff, because they forgot to remove the reflection of the [...]

Medium clears haunted house in Scotland

A medium has allegedly cleared a house of ghosts after two failed attempts by a church minister. Single mum Vicky Dann and her family had been experie…

Find the Church in this Picture

Can’t see it? Neither can I! Under all that foliage is St. Andrew’s Church in Bircham Tofts, England. It was abandoned in the 19th century when parishes were consolidated, but you can still get in, if you know how. There are photos of the interior stonework as well as more exterior shots at Urban Ghosts. [...]

Princess Diana’s ghost filmed in church

A video taken by tourists in a Glasgow church is thought to show the ghost of the late Princess Diana. The footage taken inside the church shows the s…

Go Forth and Share: The Church of Filesharing

Keyboard image via Shutterstock Thanks to a recent declaration, residents of Sweden will be able to consider their file sharing habit a form of religious expression. Even though “copyright infringement remains illegal in Sweden,” the nation has bestowed official church status upon Missionary Church of Kopimism. The Hollywood Reporter explains that the church, whose members are [...]