Word of Mouth - The King's Bottom
Today Garry Littman would like to talk to you about a bottom. No ordinary bottom, but a king’s bottom; and no ordinary king, but the most regal of French kings - the Sun King.
King Louis' behind first came to prominence on January 15, 1685 when his Royal physicians discovered an unusual swelling. The king couldn't ride or sit comfortably on his throne.
He was suffering from a most royal pain in the butt.
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