A man in the local bar explained a test of Norman provenance which seemed to involve throwing a baby on a roof, to see whether it would stick in place, or slide off. Presumably a thatched roof, I didn’t have the vocabulary to enquire, and had consumed 50 cl of Leffe.
He said if it stayed accroché it was Normand, if it slid off, not. He kept a straight face throughout.
Any further light in this novel approach to patrimoine would be welcome. Or any other entertaining or unusual cultural practices in your locality ditto.