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Mexican Mayor Marries Crocodile To Bring Good Luck To Fishermen

Marrying a crocodile is said to bring good luck and prosperity to the community.


Every country has its own beliefs and traditions observed throughout the centuries. For superstitious people, any tradition that brings good luck is worth observing no matter how bizarre it can get– just like this Mexican mayor, who married a crocodile to bring luck to the local fishermen.

Recently, a crocodile named “The Princess” was baptized and was made to wear a custom-made wedding dress while her jaws were clamped shut. The Princess was being prepared for her upcoming wedding ceremony.

The Princess is like any human bride – she wore a veil, she had a dress and she paraded through the streets with music accompaniment. Clearly, people are waiting for the celebration to happen.

San Pedro Huamelula’s (a town in south-western Mexico) mayor Victor Aguilar married the reptile after her parade in the town hall.

Well before you react strangely, marriage to the reptile is actually a thing and has been practiced by the Chontal Indians since 1789.

A mayor in Mexico married a crocodile as part of a tradition.

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The crocodile was dressed in a wedding gown.

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It was also paraded through the streets.

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Before the mayor marries her in a ceremony.

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Marrying a crocodile is said to bring prosperity and good luck to local fishermen.

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More than that, there’s a history behind this odd tradition. The wedding ceremony signifies the union of native groups, the Chontales and the Huaves or Mareños. During the pre-Hispanic times, these two groups didn’t live in harmony. The Chontales were the original settlers of the Pacific Coast when the Huaves arrived on their land. Both groups claimed that they can bring prosperity to the harvest.

Legend has it that the conflict between the Chontales and the Huaves ended when the Chontales king’s son and the Huaves king’s daughter fell in love and got married, local news outlets reported via CNN. In the modern day, the mayor represents the king’s son while the crocodile represents the Huaves.

People believe that by having the mayor marry the crocodile, good luck and prosperity will reign in the village and will help local fisherman with their catch.


Foreign Tourists Get Beaten in India After They Tried To Push A Cow

This is really disturbing!

A recent video from India, however, has been catching everyone’s attention and has been raising people’s eyebrows. Shared on Facebook by Pakistan Affairs, the footage shows us a bunch of foreign tourists being attacked in an Indian beach after they attempted to push a cow.

The page captioned the video this way:

“Shining India. Foreign tourists being beaten by Hindu extremist mob in Goa, after they tried to push away a cow.”

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Fake IRS Agents Try To Scam a Programmer and They Ended Up Regretting It

They tried to steal his money so he wrote a “special” script just for them.

If there’s one important lesson you should learn in life, it should probably be this – you should never mess with a programmer. You don’t want to piss them off because when they come back at you, things can be pretty nasty.

Just take this story, for example, where a bunch of fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents made the dumb mistake of calling a computer programmer who, much to their regret, is someone who specializes in scam prevention.

In a BoredPanda post, we learn that programmer and Reddit user YesItWasDataMined, “operates an anti-scam operation called Project Mayhem”. Eventually, he received a voicemail from an Indian caller claiming to be an IRS employee.

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Couple Turns To The Internet For Perfect Engagement Photo, And The Results Are Hilarious

The trolls strike again!

It’s easy to have a perfect photo these days. All it takes is a photo-editing software and a professional who can manipulate the photo and turn it into an image that you’ve always wanted. But getting professional work done is sometimes too expensive that some people would rather turn to the Internet for help.

By now, many people know that when asking for Photoshop help online, the results are always hilarious and cruel at the same time. You would easily think that people would refrain from asking free online photo editors but somehow, there are still those who like to ask for favors without paying anything in return.

A couple asked to have a shirtless man Photoshopped out of their favorite engagement photo.

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