Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Humans are weird

Mayan royalty threaded cords through their penises as their assembled subjects watched in awe. In an annual sun dance, Blackfoot and Arapahoe males of the American plains tore their flesh open as they danced backward from a pole to which they were attached by thongs hooked into their chests. Men of traditional Hawaiian and Australian aboriginal cultures ritualistically cut their penises in order to induce bleeding. [From Ehrenreich, Blood Rites 26 ]

Maybe emos who cut themselves have a genetic excuse?

1 comment:

Ken said...

Indeed, you can add male circumcision too. Cruel.