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A U.S. tourist in Ireland marveled when he spotted familiar bottles of American beer behind the counter of a pub. “I see you have Bud Light over here now,” he commented.

“Yes,” said the bartender. “But we only drink it for Lent.”

The true tale was one of many swapped by visitors to The Chicago Tribune website three years ago. Another told of a university roommate who resolved to give up pizza for Lent. Normally his friends wouldn’t have been impressed, but when he abstained from the college staple from the first weekend of December through final exams later that month they took notice.

No one had the heart to direct him to a calendar...


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