In a country beset with problems about its increasing population, you may think that having a couple or a handful of children would be enough. But Ziona Chana of India is not just your ordinary man – he may be the head of the world’s largest family, with 39 wives and 94 children.
Ziona, the head of Christian religious sect called “Chana”, lives in a 100-room mansion in Baktwang, India together with his 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The sect allows him to take as many wives as he wants. His wives live in a communal room near his bedchamber while his children live with their own families in separate rooms in the mansion.
Ziona’s whole family lives in this mansion in Baktwang, India
A typical day in the mansion goes like this: the wives take turns doing the cooking, while his daughters are in charge of cleaning the house and doing the laundry. Able-bodied sons, on the other hand, take on jobs like farming and taking care of the livestock. If you’re wondering how they can sustain a family this large in number, they actually have their own resources and only accepts donations which occasionally arrive. It actually takes 30 chickens, 130 pounds of potatoes, and approximately 220 pounds of rice to feed everyone during one meal!
His grandchildren and his youngest children typically share their meals like this.
At night, Ziona enjoys the company of several of his wives, rotating the schedule in order to accommodate all 39 of them.
His wives share a dormitory-type room near his bedroom.
He may already have 39 wives, but he hasn’t stopped looking for more. According to him, “I have so many people to care (for) and look after, and I consider myself a lucky man.”
Ziona with his 39 wives
If you think the women are giving each other the side-eye and doing all kinds of nasty things to sabotage the others and gain more of Ziona’s affections, then you’re wrong. Huntharnghanki, one of his wives, said that the family goes along well as a whole because their relationship was built on “mutual love and respect”.
Now who can argue with that?
Now, it’s time for a family picture:
What do you think of this unconventional family set-up? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
New Funeral Service Liquefies The Dead and Dumps Them Into Sewers
From water you gush forth, to water you shall return.
There are two types of funerals: one involves the departed placed in a coffin and buried beneath the ground, and the other uses cremation and stores the resulting ashes in an urn.
However, burial real estate continues to diminish with people passing away each day. So one funeral service created a more efficient and environmental-friendly way to inter bodies.
It liquefies the deceased's remains.
Haunting Photos of Abandoned Stadiums Used in Previous Olympic Games
Stunning as they were in their glory days, these Olympic stadiums now stand neglected and weathered by time.
The Olympics, grand, exciting, and adrenaline-filled as they may be, isn't cheap to host. While there are a lot of countries out there that can host the Olympics without putting a dent in the national budget, there are also less financially capable countries who give hosting the Olympics a shot... only for them to suffer the consequences later on.
Just think about it: a country has to build a large enough stadium to accommodate the athletes, their entourage, and of course, the audience. The host country also needs to invest in security, as well as pay for the labor of every single person involved in the event. That's no easy feat!
That's why we can look back at Olympic hosts from decades past that were benevolent enough to host the event, only for their investment to lie in dire decay.
Caught On Video: Incredible Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Car During Flash Flood
A woman who got trapped in her car during the flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland last month was lucky enough to get rescued by courageous passers-by.
On July 30, Ellicott City in Maryland experienced a flash flood of epic proportions. "Witnesses described waters rising several feet in a matter of minutes," reports Scott Dance in The Baltimore Sun.
Ellicott City's location makes it vulnerable to a flash flood.
Jeff Halverson in The Washington Post pointed out that Ellicott City is highly vulnerable to a flash flood, as it is "an urbanized strip along the bottom of a deep valley through which the Patapsco River flows."
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