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El Caganer (which literally means "the pooper") is a common sight in nativity scenes in Catalonia, Murcia, Valencia, parts of Portugal and even Naples. (© Odd Feed)

Meet the Caganer, Catalonia’s most scatological Christmas guest

Traditional nativity scenes show the Three Wise Men visiting the infant Jesus on the night of his birth in an animal-filled manger. Catalan nativity scenes are somewhat different: they also include a red-hatted farmer, squatting, with his pants around his knees and his bare buttocks exposed. Meet the Caganer, a saintly defecator!


Europeans had no clue about where birds went during winter for thousands of years. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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