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Cosby finds Bible nuggets

For more than 50 years, comedian Bill Cosby has had audiences roaring at his observations about nuggets from the Bible, such as imagining poor Noah struggling to build his ark with pairs of animals and cubits of wood.

At 74, he's tackled the Bible again. In I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad I Was) (Center Street, 2011), Cosby devotes a lengthy chapter to what he calls "The Missing Pages" of the story of Adam and Eve.

He asks how the couple managed to use leaves to cover themselves: "There have to be some missing pages, because the writers don't say anything about where Eve got the needle and thread to sew the leaves together."


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