A ''vampire'' skeleton in Gliwice, Poland.
When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial.
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#1 Jul 16, 2013
I say he was just gay. His head down there so the dumb Polak could give himself a...
#2 Jul 16, 2013
Metzitzah B'peh, Blood-Sucking Jewish Circumcision Ritual, Debated By NYC Mayoral Candidates (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post | By Ryan Buxton
Posted: 05/30/2013 1:23 pm EDT | Updated: 05/30/2013 1:27 pm EDT
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Instruments used in the Jewish circumcision ceremony lie on a table prior to the circumcision of baby infant Mendl Teichtal at the Chabad Lubawitsch Orthodox Jewish synagogue on March 3, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The candidates for New York City mayor have offered their positions on an unexpected issue -- an ancient Jewish ritual in which blood is sucked from the recently circumcised penis of a baby boy.
The ritual, called metzitzah b'peh, is controversial because infants can contract herpes when the mohel, or circumciser, sucks the blood to "cleanse" the circumcision wound. Current New York City law says parents must sign a consent form acknowledging the dangers of metzitzah b'peh before it is performed, a measure passed by the Bloomberg administration.
The mayoral candidates were asked during a Jewish Press forum Wednesday night whether they support the mandatory consent form or would abolish the requirement.
Check out the video above to hear the candidates weigh in on metzitzah b'peh.
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