Cathedral licker nears end of quest


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A man who bet he could lick every single one of Britain's cathedrals is nearing the end of his bizarre quest, the York Press reports.

27-year-old Lawrence Edmonds was challenged by a friend to put his tongue to all 64 cathedrals in the country - or run naked around York Minster.

Edmonds had two years to complete the task and has so far travelled to 60 of the monuments, licking each of them.

Flavours vary: "The English Heritage worker said Lichfield Cathedral in the Midlands tasted best, with the reddened sandstone beautifully warm on the tongue, while Wakefield tasted revolting, and Perth was 'a little gritty'."