Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Pope's testicles

This is the chair in which the pope is checked to ensure that indeed he is a male, and he's got the balls to prove it.
~~The Pope to be would sit on the seat and the cardinals would pass by, checking the papal procession and proclaiming: ‘testiculos habet et bene pendentes’. A loose translation being: ‘testicles he has and well-hung ones’~~

I guess some woman named Joan, fooled them back in 853.
They weren't going to be fooled again, therefore introduced the  sedia stercoraria ( dung chair).
I read that she served as Pope for 2 years, 4 months and 8 days.
How did she get "discovered"?
Well she gave birth during a papal procession.
Yup, had a baby right there in the street.
She and her baby were stoned to death right then and there.

Poor Joan.