Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bizarre Celebrations | Tossing Babies 50 Feet off of Tower

Bizarre Celebrations

Some of you may be highly disturbed by those video of throwing babies off the top of a 50 foot tower, and rightly so.

This is practiced in the an area of India named Solapur, in Maharashtra.

What's the reasoning behind it? Strangely enough, the parents believe their children will enjoy long and healthy lives after being tossed from the tower.

Now the secret is getting them to survive the plunge, which allegedly has never resulted in an injury.

I have to admit when you watch the babies fall and land, they've got it down to a science as far as the baby bouncing and being caught in one motion.

But still, I'm surprised no reports of broken necks or something have ever occurred.
Who practices this? Mostly Moslems, with a smaller number of Hindus participating.

Parents who have their children tossed normally do it after becoming pregnant after praying a what's called the Shrine of Baba Umer Dargah.

You would think just a call to mom and dad would be enough to celebrate. Anyway, what strange practice to toss your baby off of a 50-foot tower.

Bizarre Celebrations

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