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Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano for May 03, 2019

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    pearlsbs  9 months ago

    So, in what position was this Hindu Sadhu buried?

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    oldpine52  9 months ago

    Are you sure he wasn’t a fakir?

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    jvn  9 months ago

    I thought the torture device fitted to musicians was the bagpipes.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  9 months ago

    who’d want to go on a peaceful vacation to Nepal right at the same time as the ten-day profanity festival?

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    Zykoic  9 months ago

    Standing room only

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    The Cursing Festival sounds like fun, but Holi is even better.

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    jasonsnakelover  9 months ago

    So it’s a real shame if they can’t play good music.

    Take care and may God bless.

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    b.m.razzilla  9 months ago

    If the shame flute didn’t work…they’d give him a stick and make him a conductor…

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    boniface22  9 months ago

    Not being American I didn’t realise, until recently, that Ripley’s was such a long-standing institution; over 100 years old!

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    fuzzbucket  9 months ago

    From the visible fumes, I’d guess he didn’t bathe, either.

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    Aussie Down Under  9 months ago

    Cursing festivals may have some similarities to politics. We are currently in election mode for later this month and I can definitely see this on a daily basis. How did that Buffalo Springfield song go? Ah, yes “Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong”

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    NickyOldfieldDesciple  9 months ago

    See about the Shame Flute here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GXEed8JtkI

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    A_Dream4u  9 months ago

    The shame flute should still be used today, it would change today’s so-called “Music” industry

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 9 months ago

    There are soooo many current musicians that deserve that shame flute.

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    Strider Premium Member 9 months ago

    I can fall asleep sitting, so it’s not that unbelievable.

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    EcurbYkspohs  9 months ago

    Perhaps people in jail need a shame flute ;-)

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 9 months ago

    And thus the invention of the bagpipe.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member 9 months ago

    I guess that’s interesting…..But I’m more impressed by St. Anthony, who lived in a cell that was too narrow to lay down in and too short to stand up fully. Or St. Symeon the Stylite, who lived 37 years at the top of a pillar.

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    petecocker  9 months ago

    Big deal in Nepal; we do it all year long in congress.

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    aimlesscruzr  9 months ago

    Then there are the Hindus that vow to their God and keep their arm raised for years. I thought ti was just one and I went to look up his name, but it turns out it started with him and now there are a number of them that do that. After a few years, they can’t even lower their arm if they wanted to due to the atrophy.

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    ekke  9 months ago

    I did my entire high school band career playing shame flute. Boy I hated band!!! Needless to say, I was forced into it by parents. Parents often have a wicked sense of humor and a well-developed form of socially acceptable torture.

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    fgerbil46  9 months ago

    Had to check out the flute. It was indeed a medieval torture device also called the Flute of Shame.

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    Phil721  9 months ago

    Nothing to do with music, but google “shrew’s fiddle”

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    ElGato  9 months ago

    Might as well join the Cursing Festival: !ɸɚ§☹☛❈!!

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    celtickat53  9 months ago

    Torture flute was real. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_humiliation

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    craigwestlake  9 months ago

    The other 355 days they shoot at each other…

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