I noted a friend of mine's religious preference on his facebook.com account, and was shocked to see a term that I had absolutely no familiarity with, i.e. pastafarian.
What is this?
Such questions naturally lead you to http://www.wikipedia.org.
There I discovered the comical and a bit frightening story behind pastafarianism, and it's creator-god, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Check out the article at the online encyclopedia if you're interested.
Again, wikipedia.org, an invaluable resource of the web.