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The History of Bocce 

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Take a tour of the game's long, sometimes scandalous history.
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Pope John Paul II playing bocce.
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"Fanny" was a girl in Lyon, France who became famous not as a player, but for showing her backside to losers of the game. Losers were required to kiss it, a tradition that lives on today with pictures of Fanny and her fanny.
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Another image of Fanny.
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Fanny was very popular.
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For the record, our event will not be clothing-optional.
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