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Seven and a half years of the Talmud; Saint Nick and the Christmas cannibals; the reason Buddha would not play Jenga; and the church ladder in Jerusalem that has stayed in the same place since 1728.

The Daf Yomi is a Talmud study group that takes seven years and five months.


One of the miracles attributed to Saint Nicholas is the resurrection of three children who were about to become Christmas hams.


The 5th century BCE Buddhist text Brahmajāla Sutta contains a list of forbidden games, including one that sounds a lot like Jenga.


Immovable ladder
Seetheholyland.net [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

On the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is a wooden ladder; because of the (original) Status Quo, it has been there for nearly three hundred years.

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