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10 Bizarre & Horrifying Traditions And Rituals All Over The World You Won’t Believe Exist

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Over millions of years of history, humans gradually evolved from primitive to modern as today, hundreds of thousands of important scientific inventions were born that significantly improved our lives. However, in the world, there are still many eccentric customs, traditions, and rituals. It seems that the light of human civilization has not yet shone on those dark and backward lands. It must be said that it is fortunate that the scary rituals and cannibalism practices have almost been erased, but in many places, the custom is still considered an inevitable part of life. Join us to find out 10 of the most bizarre & horrifying traditions and rituals of the human world through the article below.

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#1 Cannibalism

Cannibalism
Horrifying Traditions – Cannibalism

Source: GBETU

#2 Breast Ironing/Flattening – Cameroon, Benin, Guinea Bissau And Togo

This is a tradition implemented by many African countries like Cameroon, Benin, Guinea Bissau &Togo to make teenage girls look less ‘womanly’ to deter male attention,  rape, and unwanted pregnancy.

Breast Ironing/Flattening
Breast Ironing/Flattening – Cameroon, Benin, Guinea Bissau And Togo

Source: The SHAKE Africa Project

#3 The Dead Leave With The Fingers Of Living – The Dani people of Papua, Indonesia

The living will amputate their fingers to show love for the died ones in the family.

The Dead Leave With The Fingers Of Living
The Dead Leave With The Fingers Of Living

Source: WordPress.com

#4 Consuming The Dead

The bone powder and ash of the dead obtained after cremation will be mixed into a plantain soup and the deceased’s family will consume this.

Consuming The Dead
Consuming The Dead

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

#5 Penis Festival, Japan

During the festival, thousands of model penises are traded,sold, bought, eaten, thrown, worn, and followed through the streets in the form of enormous inflatable erections.

Penis Festival, Japan
Penis Festival, Japan

Source: Culture Trip

#6 Gerewol Festival

It’s not a macabre festival but their makeup looks scary like Halloween.

Gerewol Festival
Gerewol Festival

Source: YouTube

#7 Tooth Filing, Bali

Tooth Filing, Bali
Tooth Filing, Bali

Source: Indonesia Travel

#8 Toddler Tossing In India

The ritual is practiced by both Muslims and Hindus. It is said to bring prosperity & happiness to the babies.

Toddler Tossing In India
Toddler Tossing In India

Source: ED Times

#9 Take The Pain Away – Phuket Vegetarian Festival In Thailand

Take The Pain Away
Take The Pain Away – Phuket Vegetarian Festival In Thailand

Source: MensXP

#10 Blood Fiestas

Blood Fiestas
Horrifying Traditions – Blood Fiestas

Source:  Darkroom – Baltimore Sun

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