Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is where a lesser man would make a joke about plowing

I know we're not supposed to judge other cultures for their traditions, but...actually, in this instance, I'm not gonna criticize them:
Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.
Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and criticize the elderly women helping out thing a little bit, but still...pretty neat.

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