Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Timely Bit of Advice

It sounds like the Onion, but it's really BBC.
Health officials in the Philippines have issued a warning to people taking part in Easter crucifixion rituals.

They have urged them to get tetanus vaccinations before they flagellate themselves and are nailed to crosses, and to practise good hygiene.


The health department has strongly advised penitents to check the condition of the whips they plan to use to lash their backs, the Manila Times newspaper reports.

They want people to have what they call "well-maintained" whips.


And they advise that the nails used to fix people to crosses must be properly disinfected first.

Then again, you might just stay home and eat chocolate eggs.

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