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Odd Cultural Traditions and Quirks of Society: Photo Gallery

 
 
Old Goat
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:19 pm
And here it is!

The Horn Dance. These guys keep this up for over twelve hours!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ewx4sojBY
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 10:51 am
Odd? Check. Quirky? Check.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01968/diamond-contact-le_1968449i.jpg
Want to make your eyes really sparkle? A company is offering contact lenses fitted with real diamonds and gold. Dubbed 'eye jewellery', the bling eyewear sees 18 diamonds studded onto an 18-carat gold plate on a special lens. Created by Shekhar Eye Research in Mumbai, the 'La SER' brand lenses can be custom-made at a cost of $15,000 a pair in four designs of diamonds on white gold, diamonds on yellow gold, or just gold or yellow gold.
Picture: Chandrashekhar Chawan / Rex Features
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 11:00 am
@Irishk,
Really creepy! I wonder how long they'll take to become semipopular with the trust fund crowd in the US....
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 11:10 am
@Irishk,
Has the zombie look. Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Mr. Green
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Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 26 Aug, 2011 10:10 am

The wave of the future? Wouldn't we miss thumping and sniffing the melons? Time-shifting possibilities abound, though.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01980/ocado_1980300i.jpg
Ocado.com has hit the high street, with an innovative new 'virtual shop'. In a UK first, the online grocer's integrated window display at One New Change shopping centre in London allows shoppers to purchase all their grocery essentials by scanning them with their mobile phones. The retail experience is live between August 25 and September 1.
Picture: Ocado
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 26 Aug, 2011 12:39 pm
@Irishk,
Hopefully, the prices will be considerbly cheaper as the store will be saving money from not having a large brick and morter grocery store and by having all the goods and groceries come from a large warehouse.

At least according to the photo, the arrangement doesn't seem to make any sense. Makes no sense at all.

And is it wise to have items that high off the ground. This woman certainly can't reach the top line of groceries to scan the barcode.

Their prices Better be ultracompetitive.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2012 01:55 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2012/0409/13/12229551-1-eng-US/13_full_600x400.jpg

Quote:
Slovak youths dressed in traditional costumes throw a girl into a creek as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla, north of Bratislava.

Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

http://www.csmonitor.com/Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2012/Photos-of-the-Day-04-09/%28photo%29/471055
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2012 11:23 am
@tsarstepan,
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/2012/0702-weekly/0702-uwedlock-vert-russian-wedding-padlocks/12928560-1-eng-US/0702-UWEDLOCK-VERT-Russian-wedding-padlocks_full_600.jpg
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/The-Home-Forum/2012/0627/Padlocks-of-love
Quote:
[S]everal years ago a newlywed couple revived [an old Russian marriage tradition] when they sealed their vows by placing a padlock on the rail of the Luzhkov Bridge, which spans a canal of the Moscow River, and threw the key in the water, symbolizing the permanence of their union. It was said that if either member of the union wished to end it, they would have to dive into the freezing cold and extremely polluted water to retrieve the key to the lock.

The rest of the article to the story:
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/The-Home-Forum/2012/0627/Padlocks-of-love
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 4 Oct, 2012 07:02 am
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2012/1003/16/13937169-1-eng-US/16_full_600x400.jpg
Quote:


Children squeeze lemon juice for the winner of the Order of the Smile, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, wife of the Emir of Qatar, in Warsaw, Poland. The order's recipients, chosen by children, are required to drink a cup of lemon juice without losing their smile.

Czarek Sokolowski/AP

http://www.csmonitor.com/Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2012/Photos-of-the-Day-10-03/%28photo%29/566597
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2013 12:13 pm
http://i45.tinypic.com/1pid6w.jpg
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"Wild' Silvesterchlaeuse (New Years Clauses) wearing tree costumes and cow bells march through the snow near Unaesch, Switzerland, Saturday. They walk from house to house to offer best wishes for the New Year to the farmers in this region.
Photo: Walter Bieri/Keystone/AP

http://www.csmonitor.com/Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2013/Photos-of-the-Weekend-01-13#612327
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 11:58 am
The Weirdest New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World
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CHILE:
Eat a spoonful of lentils at midnight for a year filled with work and money.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/conzpreti/the-weirdest-new-years-eve-traditions-from-around-the-world
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 12:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
In some parts of Switzerland, it is believed that a dollop of cream propped on the floor will bring good luck and wealth.

12 Good Luck New Year’s Rituals From Around The World
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stoli/12-good-luck-new-years-rituals-from-around-the-world
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 4 Mar, 2019 11:48 am
@tsarstepan,
Wherefore Art Thou, Gnocchi-o? Fair Verona Has Another Enduring Love Story
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Sebastiano Ridolfi tries on the costume of Papà del Gnoco, or "Gnocchi Dad," the Santa-esque figure who's the symbol of the gnocchi-themed pre-Lent celebration in Verona, Italy. Although Ridolfi didn't win the election to be Papà del Gnoco, he was received warmly by the crowd and remains committed to challenging traditions.

https://i.imgur.com/8A62U9s.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 4 Mar, 2019 12:06 pm
Mummers Play Southampton usually 1st Sunday of the year. It's a tradition going back to medieval times, but the script is modern. This one, which I saw, was about a Turkish Knight killing St George, immediately regretting it, and then finding a cunning doctor to heal him while confounding the Devil in the process.

A lot of fun and quite silly.

https://cdn-az.allevents.in/banners/c0acf6f5c40e5e95691ebd5ccc47374a-rimg-w720-h481-gmir.jpg

Below is a link to their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/mummersplaysouthampton/mummers-play-southampton-2019/123134495155921/<br />
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Tue 19 Mar, 2019 08:06 am
@Irishk,
They all arrived in one car, right?
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2019 03:30 am
Léonce Raphael Agbodjélou from Porto-Novo, Benin has documented the local Egungun masqueraders, whose public performances tap into Yoruba mythology (the origins of Voodoo).
https://smacgallery.com/artist/leonce-raphael-agbodjelou/


https://smacgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/9.Leonce-Agbodje%CC%81lou_-Egoungoun-Guelede-E%CC%82fe%CC%82-Qui-Sort-La-Nuit_-2017_-Gicle%CC%81e-Print-on-Epson-Natural-Hot-Press-Paper-Diasec_-150-x-110-cm_LR1.jpg
Êfê Qui Sort La Nuit

https://smacgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Leonce-Raphael-Agbodjelou_Egungun-Masquerade-VIII_2015_Pigment-Ink-on-HP-Premium-Satin-Photographic-Paper_202-x-150-cm_LR.jpg
Egungun Masquerades VIII

https://smacgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Leonce-Raphael-Agbodjelou_Egungun-Masquerade-XII_2015_Pigment-Ink-on-HP-Premium-Satin-Photographic-Paper_148-x-110-cm_LR.jpg
Egungun Masquerade XII
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