Some yuchy facts from old-time religion

The November Harper’s Findings came up with some dirty dish. Can I categorize them as a god problem?

Despite enjoying superior sanitation, the Augustinian friars of medieval Cambridge had nearly twice the incidence of intestinal parasites as the general population, possibly because they fertilized friary gardens with their own feces.

The ashes of dead rulers may have been incorporated into the rubber balls of the Mayan ball game once their remains had spent 260 days in the Cave of Death.

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