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Alex Callahan the Baghdadi Baby


Another happy story for the weekend! This one from Blackfive about a little baby boy who was lucky enough to be dumped on the doorstep of our guys.

In Naples, for centuries, churches had doors with revolving platforms, through which unwanted babies were delivered to the sisters within. There’s a considerable literature on these abandoned children, who were known as “esposti” or “exposed,” and that is the origin of one of the most common Neapolitan names, “esposito.” Now you know.

In Baghdad they’re called “Callahan.” I’m sure Clint Eastwood is smiling.