A Brazilian grandmother has been discovered aiming her prayers in entirely the wrong direction, after a visiting relative noticed something wasn't quite right with the miniature religious icon she regularly worshipped in her home.
Instead of praying to local religious star Saint Anthony, she was in fact worshipping a plastic action figure of Elrond from The Lord of the Rings, hence none of her prayers ever coming true. Although they are dressed quite similar in the brown robe thing, the Elrond figure's pointy ears should've given the game away.
The discovery was made by Gabriela Brandão, who explained it was a bit hard to get granny to switch saints, saying: "We tried to explain right away but she didn’t understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony." [Facebook via NME]