BOISE, ID—After reading an article about Muslim rituals, curious homemaker Frances Parker decided to give bowing toward Mecca a shot Tuesday. "I guess I just wanted to see what it'd feel like," Parker said of the few minutes she set aside to lay a colorful blanket on the ground, draw the curtains, and look up which direction Mecca was from her house in Boise. "It was kind of neat." While she admitted performing the ritual five times a day seemed "a bit much," the mother of two told reporters she might try to work in another bow tomorrow and see how that goes.
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