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Bizarre Baby Rituals

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Parents all over the world want what's best for their children -- they just have different ways of showing it.

It doesn't matter where you live: Paris, Bombay or a tiny, remote island off the coast of Bali. All parents want to keep their kids safe, healthy, and happy. People will try to child proof everything to make sure their kids are safe. In America, one of the ways we protect our babies is by placing them in special reinforced seats when driving in a car.

In India, they toss them off buildings.

Yes, for the past 500 years in a small Indian village, they've been hurling tiny babies from a 50-foot temple -- caught below in a sheet. All in the name of good luck. Guess their good luck starts the second they hit the tautly held fabric.

In Russia, as a way of insuring hearty children, a ritual at a popular daycare involves pouring freezing water on tots while they run around in their underwear.

And in Spain, every May 25th since 1620, the Baby-Jumping Colacho Festival features men dressed as Satan who jump over rows of infants (like an Olympic hurdler) to keep the devil away from the babes.


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In Lithuana, they have something called "baby racing." This year's winner was was Kajus Aukščionis who, unlike most of the tykes who were lured to the finish line by a parent dangling their favorite toy, burst through the finish line to his beloved laptop computer.

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Throwing babies, hurdling infants, racing them like little ponies and dousing kids with freezing cold water?! In America, these rituals could only mean one word: Lawsuit. What do you think? Are these people crazy or just crazy about babies?


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I know we are straying from the article but if circumcision was really that beneficial wouldn’t it be a standard practice at birth for all males like the vitamin k injection all babies get here in Australia within minutes of being born.

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Patricia May 19, 2011, 5:34 PM

I think it is a big generalisation to say in Spain people hurdle babies. I’m Spanish and I’ve never heard about such a thing. They may do it in some remote rural village but it certainly isnt a Spanish custom. There’s very stupid ppl all over the world, in every country


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