While the rest of the world is just dying to shed unwanted pounds, the men from the Bodi tribe in Ethiopia aim for the opposite – to become the fattest of them all and become a hero for life for the rest of the tribe!
Bodi, a remote valley in Ethiopia, holds this contest each June during the New Year or Ka’el ceremony. The participating tribesmen, composed of unmarried men from the families of the tribe, will consume as much fresh cow milk and blood for six months. During this time, the men are not allowed to leave their huts or even have sex.
Ethiopian tribesmen compete to get as fat as possible.
They drink only cow milk and blood for six months to fatten up fast.
The females are the ones tasked to deliver cow milk and blood every morning.
They use bamboos or pots to hold the liquid sustenance.
There is actually no physical prize for all these efforts, but a lot of manhood pride is at stake.
The women of the tribe considers a fat waistline attractive.
What about the poor cows, you ask. Well, the cows are sacred to the tribe so they are not killed. They are kept alive to produce milk and blood; a hole is made on a cow’s vein using an axe or spear. The wound is closed with clay after extraction.
Photographer Eric Lafforgue took pictures of the fascinating tradition.
“The fat men drink milk and blood all day long. The first bowl of blood is drunk at sunrise. The place is invaded by flies. The man must drink it quickly before it coagulates but some cannot drink everything and vomit it.”
On the day of the ceremony when the participants are going to be judged, the men have their bodies covered with ashes and clay before they get out of their huts after a six-month hiatus.
This practice of the Bodi tribe is under threat from the country’s government.
There is a plan to resettle thousands of people from all over Ethiopia.
Science Has Finally Revealed The Ideal Manhood Size – And It’s Smaller Than You Think
So, what’s your number?
The size of a man’s penis has been a hot topic among women. There is just no way of knowing what the “perfect” size would be but scientists have already looked into this matter to find out the size considered by many women as acceptable. Good news for most guys -- it’s not that big.
To arrive at their findings, a team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Mexico 3D-printed 33 models of penises in different sizes. The models were based on variations on the average length of an erect American penis, which is six inches, and a circumference of five inches.
Scientists wanted to find out what women think is the ideal penile size.
Did MGM’s Leo the Lion Really Munch His Trainer?
Is there any truth at all to this urban legend?
Everyone's familiar with Leo the Lion, Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's iconic roaring mascot. Since 1916, there have been seven different lions used for MGM's animated logo. Although the studio referred to all the lions as "Leo," only the present one, in use since 1957, bears the official name.
For decades, there have been urban legends surrounding Leo the Lion and his MGM animated logo recording. Rumor has it that the lion killed his trainer during one of the shoots.
Could there be any truth to the story?
5 Scary Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Tilapia ASAP
Those who think that the tilapia is the answer to food shortage should take note of the consequences it brings.
The tilapia is a freshwater fish that's native to the lakes of Africa. However, they have since been brought to other parts of the world and raised in fish farms. These days, most of the farmed fish is harvested from pens in Asia or Latin America.
In fact, the fish has been touted as the "aquatic chicken" because it's easily farmed. Like chicken, it breeds fast. Due to its abundant supply, it's relatively affordable. Recently, brilliant doctors in Brazil have even started using the fish skin of the Tilapia to treat badly burnt patients.