Friday, May 02, 2008

Gravity, superstition, and dropping babies from a tower

This may be ok on the Moon, but definitely not here on Earth. Check out this absolutely insane custom of dropping babies from a 15-meter tower - for luck and health!! (tip from Nizam Arain)


Of course the organizers are going to claim that no accidents have taken place. But it is simply too hard to believe that there have been no accidents (even fractures? concussions?) over hundreds of years of this idiocy. This is certainly a case of bad memes taking over - and the result is this ritual gone wild.