Purification Rituals

Mayan leaders say they will “spiritually cleanse” an ancient site President Bush and the First Lady will visit during their current trip through South America.

Indigenous peoples are a little prone to overreacting. But we did hear that rubbing crystals on your forehead will prevent the transmission of genital herpes.

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