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Last week, NPR’s Morning Edition aired a tantalizing little snippet about the Supersizing of the Last Supper. It seems that over the past millennium, the meal has grown by a blubber-inducing 69 percent, according to nutrition experts who have studied depictions of the event, in which Jesus drops a dime on one of his disciples.

So what’s it all mean? Some theories:

  • Starving artists are more hungry than ever
  • McDonald’s is subsidizing religious art
  • Haitian relief goods are being rerouted to Mount Zion
  • The gospels aren’t feeding the soul like they used to
  • The bread and wine industries are booming in the Middle East

C’mon, folks, help me out here…

Photo by Friar Balsam via Flickr Creative Commons, Attribution License