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Ala. Church Youth Swallow Live Goldfish. Hat tip to Ms. Julien on this one –“So, if they actually chew them, does that mean they are even closer to jeezus?” This is taking place in Florence, Alabama.

The First Assembly of God Church has a Fear Factor ministry that lets youths swallow live goldfish in order to teach them about fear. “We need to be realistic about what the Bible says about fear and not be afraid to share our faith in school,” youth minister Anthony Martin told the TimesDaily in a story Thursday. “We can’t let that fear rule our lives.”

…”Through this ministry, kids are surrendering their lives to Jesus and developing a deeper relationship with Jesus,” Martin said. “The method of the ministry that we use to bring people is going to change, but the message is going to stay consistent.”

In teaching the lesson about fear, participants in last week’s round were asked to pull a number — between one and three — from a bowl that would indicate how many live Comet goldfish would be swallowed.

Just when I thought that one couldn’t be topped, I came across this:

The Winner Is… Fake Dog Testicle Creator. I don’t think there’s anything I can really add.


Gregg Miller with Buck, a bloodhound, in April, 2001 at home in Buckner, Mo. Miller mortgaged his home and maxed out his credit cards to mass produce his invention, prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs. Miller was honored as part of Harvard’s IG Nobel Awards, which is a spoof on the Nobel Prize awards, whcih combine humor with scientific discovery. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Gregg Miller)

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