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And I thought my bubbie's seders were crazy

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles in 1929. His last words were: "Suppose ... suppose ...."

In Bermuda, they fly kites made with wood and tissue paper on Good Friday. The shape of the kite and the use of wood is meant to symbolize the cross. The flying of the kite symbolizes Jesus' ascension to heaven.

Jews in Afghanistan and Iran hit each other on the head with scallions during the ceremonial Passover meal, known as the seder. The tradition is so that they do not forget being slaves in Egypt.

The Holiday Bowl has never been played on a holiday.

In a 1999 interview with Dan Lybarger, Mel Brooks said, "I never cared about religion, but I prayed to silent movies."

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