10 Bizarre Customs From Around The World That Will Leave You Stunned
Weirdness is a matter of perspective. Someone could think that eating a certain food or enjoying a particular type of music is classified as weird. You’d have to walk a million miles in someone’s shoes to understand why they do things the way that they do them. But some things might sound weird to even the most open-minded individual.
Below you’ll find 10 of the most bizarre customs from around the world. And watch out — some are really hard to stomach. But one thing about it, you’ll feel like the most normal human on the planet after reading these!
So That’s How You Scare Kids
In Nepal, there are a small number of pre-pubescent girls chosen to be Kumari, which means virgin. These “living goddesses” are believed to be the incarnations of the Hindu goddess of power, Kali, and Goddess Taleju. For this 10-15 year period, the Kumari isn’t allowed outside her house, and if she must go, her feet aren’t allowed to touch the ground. To be chosen, she must possess many characteristics, fearlessness being one of them. To test her bravery, the young girl is put alone in a blood-filled room of 108 decapitated buffalos and dancing masked men. The one who responds with joy and bravery passes the test.
A Dentist Appointment Doesn’t Sound So Bad
In the Balinese culture, there’s a Hindu religious ceremony called Tooth Filling. The teeth of males and females are believed to be symbols of greed, anger, lust, confusion and jealousy — all things that hinder the physical and spiritual growth of a person. The teeth are smoothed down to ensure their freedom from these negative traits and to mark the passage from puberty into adulthood.