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Barcelona poop statue is world's largest

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The world's biggest 'caganer' exhibited in a Barcelona mall in Catalonia, Spain on Thursday. The statue is six meters high. The 'caganer' is a Catalonian traditional Christmas decoration that dates to the eighteenth century, when it was believed that putting the figure in the Christmas Cribs would bring good luck and bring rich crops for the next year. Over the course of the time, the original character of the defecating peasant was replaced with personalities and famous people.

When Mish Whalen posted a collection of pictures of these statuettes here recently, I was surprised. When I saw this picture of a multi-story-tall poop statue in a mall at Christmas-time, I was flabbergasted.

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