Religious facts

China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

Reading Time: 2 minutes China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless. It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the …

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There’s a Shrine in Indonesia, the Gunung Kemukus, Where Muslims Go to Commit Adultery

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is certainly out of left field. For those who don’t know, Indonesia is a predominately Muslim country. In Indonesia adultery is an illegal activity. Yet despite many Muslims being conservative, there is a shrine in the Javanese village of Solo that hosts the most unusual of practices. Once every 35 days, devout Muslims will flock to …

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Saint Patrick Has Never Been Canonised By A Pope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, has never formally been recognized as a saint by a Pope. The reason no Pope has formally recognized him as a saint is because he has never been canonised by a Pope. The process of canonisation is the one in which a deceased person is included …

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The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Lasts Only 100 Yards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Admit it. March 17 every year, Saint Patrick’s day, we all become a little bit Irish. Celebrations the world over mark the day of his death in a way only the Irish would do. By having a massive party, with street parades celebrating the day. But did you know that the shortest Saint Patrick’s day parade …

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Indonesia Walking Dead Ritual Known As Ma’nene

Reading Time: 2 minutes The common saying is that there are only two things that you can guarantee in life, death and taxes. The way we are taxed can vary from region to region, but death is always the same. The way we mourn or celebrate a life certainly does vary from culture to culture. The Toraja district of …

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Atheists Are Excluded From Public Office In Tennessee

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Tennessee atheist are excluded from public office. This is not a joke, and is unconstitutional. But they aren’t the only group excluded. Read on to find out just how odd the laws for public office are in Tennessee. As we have seen in other facts, many laws around the world have some bizarre quirks in …

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Etoro Tribe Semen Drinking Ritual For Boys To Become Men In Papua New Guinea

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Etoro tribe semen drinking ritual must rank as one of the worlds most bizarre rituals. It’s a ceremonial practice that encourages homosexual pedophilia, which most of the world find revolting, yet the practice itself is not sexual at all. While most of the Western world views semen as being a sexual byproduct, this is …

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Pope Adrian IV Death Was Caused By Choking On A Fly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Adrian IV death was one of the most unusual deaths that you could possibly imagine. In a period where practically anything and everything wanted to kill you, his death stands out as one of the most peculiar of all Papal deaths. The reason for Pope Adrian IV odd death was that he died choking …

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