There's been a minor spread of LEPPROSY in the southern U.S. in the past few years, and scientists in Louisiana say they've traced it back to ARMADILLOS.  And since JESUS isn't around to cure leprosy these days . . . it's best not to get it.

Armadillos are one of the few animals that can carry the bacteria that cause leprosy.  If you regularly handle them, or kill them and eat their meat, you could start having lesions and body parts falling off.  So…um…don't.

(Associated Press)

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