Friday, January 2, 2009


Let's face it, Americans are spoiled rotten. Most of us live in the Comfort Zone. We miss one peanut butter and jelly sandwich and we feel deprived. Someone swipes our cookie, and we spend the rest of our lives compensating with flatscreen TVs and expensive shoes. We're a bunch of rough tough cream puffs.

Check out this baby-tossing ritual from Solapur, India. These babies are flying. You might have to re-calibrate, and put your childhood into perspective. I'm all for cross-cultural tolerance and acceptance, but this ritual makes me feel a little ethnocentric. That's quite a drop!


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Bob Rini said...

It's a bizarre ritual, but the people of Solapur have been practicing it for over 500 years. Supposedly, it tests the health of the infants. It's like the old drowning test for witches. If she drowns, she must not have been a witch. What if a baby doesn't make the fall? Is that the unhealthy baby?