In Tübingen, Germany, students cut off their neckties with a pair of scissors in a wild display of rebellion against traditional formal attire.  

Tübingen Necktie Cutting

The dead body of the Fore tribe is prepared and consumed by the relatives of the deceased.


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Indonesia, the Dani tribe, when a person is found guilty of a crime, they must undergo a ritualistic finger-cutting ceremony 

Finger Cutting

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Thaipusam festival celebrated by Tamil Hindus most notably in India and Malaysia. Devotees pierce their bodies with hooks and skewers as an act of penance and devotion. 


El Colacho festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils jump over rows of babies lying on mattresses. This 400-year-old tradition.

Baby Jumping

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The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea showcases the transformative power of mud 

Boryeong Mud Festival

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Farmers and artisans create intricate sculptures using radishes, depicting scenes in Mexico . 

Night of the Radishes

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