When big is definitely beautiful...

2013-11-25 14:55

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Cape Town - While most people worry themselves about maintaining slim bodies, Ethiopian men of the Bodi or Me’en tribe compete to be the fattest in the village so as to become celebrated heroes.

According to Afritorial, only unmarried men undergo the unusual ritual which sees them gorge on cow’s blood and milk for six months in a bid to be crowned the fattest man.

Those who chosen to participate in the ritual must retire to their huts and are not allowed to move or have sex for the duration.

After the ritual the men emerge to show off their newly engorged physiques and for a winner to be chosen, the report said.

The winner becomes a celebrated hero for the rest of his life.


Read more on:    ethiopia  |  east africa

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