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India’s Well of Death

Hey hey yall,

Today’s post focuses on a extremely breath taking show known in India as the Well of Death.

Now, what exactly is this Well of Death? It’s a show that’s shown in India during its many carnivals and fairs, and presents spectators a stunning show that seemingly defies all types of physics!

Imagine a tube that’s 25ft high, and 30ft in diameter, built out of wooden planks. Now imagine as cars and motorcycles are racing in that tube, scaling the walls till they almost hit the spectators ! Seems pretty damn wild now doesn’t it?

Photo by Lakshman

Now how does it work? Well basically thinking of a washing machine. We all know how the machine works when it’s spinning, right? It basically applies to this extreme side show. Centrifugal force acts to keep the cars and motorcycles glued to the wall, and this act creates an extremely dazzling and fun performance!

Check out the vids of this chaotic event!

Now the question is… DO YOU DARE?

Olé!

We’ve all heard of the bullfighting in Spain, but we’ve probably never heard of a spectacle known as Jallikattu. The “sport” takes place in India’s Tamil Nadu province, and while you may think Spanish bullfighting is dangerous, participants of Jallikattu not only run with the bulls, but they get dangerously close in an attempt to subdue the crazed beasts to grab the money tied to their horns. (Note: These bulls have chili peppers rubbed into their eyes and are force-fed alcohol and afterwards have their testicles  pinched.)

(Un)fortunately for the daring, the use of bulls in performances are now prohibited due to aggressive campaigning on behalf of PETA. It seems like if you want to run with the bulls now, you’ll just have to settle for good ol’ Spain.

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Is it scary?

Yes.

Will you get hurt?

Most likely.

But ultimately, do you dare?