Bizarre Pilgrimage: Guy Tours England LICKING Cathedrals

26-year-old Lawrence Edmonds is a man with a taste for religion. In the last 13 months he has traveled 5,000 around England, licking 42 Anglican Cathedrals.

I know what you’re thinking, but Lawrence isn’t mad, at least not officially. This bizarre journey of his is the result of a bet two of his friends made at a pub, one night. Adam challenged Dan to lick every Anglican cathedral in the UK. If he agreed and failed to perform the task, Dan would have to run naked around the York Minster, but if he did do it in time, Adam would have to perform the streak. After talking with Dan and learning he had only licked Exeter Cathedral, he asked Adam if he could take the bet in Dan’s place. His friend accepted so he started traveling around England, taking photos of himself licking various holy cathedrals, and posting them all on a blog. So far he has put his tongue on 42 edifices, but recently discovered he has 20 more to go in order to win the bet.

Photo:  Cathedral Licking blog

After he told Adam he had discovered 20 more Anglican cathedrals in Scotland, Wales and Ireland that weren’t originally included in the bet, his friend agreed to give him six more months to lick them, as well. Now the deadline is December 16, 2012, and Lawrence is confident he won’t be the one streaking. He has to take photos of himself licking every Anglican cathedral, and he even makes comments about their taste on his blog. Apparently, Wakefield was the worst yet. “Now I’ve tasted some pretty revolting things in my life, from rotten shark meat to a sheep’s eyeball, but Wakefield Cathedral defeats them all,” Edmonds noted.

Photo:  Cathedral Licking blog

Asked why the weird bet was centered on licking cathedrals, Lawrence Edmonds said “we have no idea, it just was”. About his plans once he reaches his goal, the 26-year-old said he doesn’t know what the future holds, but he’ll try to make sure what ever it is, it involves travel. “Some friends in Scandanavia recommended that I should go and lick cathedrals out there too, but I think that might be taking it a bit too far…” he told York Mix.

Photo:  Cathedral Licking blog

Photo:  Cathedral Licking blog

Photo:  Cathedral Licking blog


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