Posted: July 28, 2010 03:14 AM
African Tribe Worships Barbra Streisand's Nose
MAHAJANGA, Madagascar - An African tribe is convinced that Barbra
Streisand's nose (i.e. honker) holds special powers -- and prays to it daily for rain,
fertile fields, protection, good luck, and sexual potency.
"The Mahafaly tribe of Southern Madagascar has worshipped Streisand's nose
for the past 25 years," asserts British ethnographer Phillip Branwell, 58.
"The nose is considered to be most holy by the tribe. They build statues in
the nose's image, and wear little Stresand noses around their necks on
The typical Mahafaly nose is broad and flat, nearly the opposite of "Funny
Girl's sausage-like shnozz. Tribeswoman Abba Madjanka, 48, confides, "When
I first saw Barbra Streisand's nose, I was in awe. A feeling of amazement
and wonder came over me. I nearly fainted. Then my eyes filled with tears.
I realized I was in the presence of something very powerful and very
Members of the tribe are less impressed with Streisand's other
accomplishments. Asked if they are aware of her extraordinary achievements
as a singer, actress, composer, producer, and director, one of the
tribesmen, Yazid Ouahib, 41, replies, "We know she is famous, but we feel
that her power and our good fortune comes directly from her nose."