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Around the world, traditions are a little bit different: Some of them are heartwarmingly interesting, and some of them are a little strange, and some of them might make you a little bit uncomfortable. Check out these extremely weird customs from around the globe.

1 Finger Cutting Of Dani Tribe

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In Papua, New Guinea, females voluntarily cut off part of a finger as a way of showing their grief.

2 Baby Throwing, India

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Generally practiced in Karnataka, this tradition is known to bring good luck. They pick up a toddler and toss it down the 50 feet tall building.

3Hindu Thaipusam Festival Piercings

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During the religious holiday Thaipusam there is tradition to do piercing in various parts of your body in order to show your devotion to Lord Murugan. This holiday is widely spread in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and Mauritius.

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4 Famadihana Dancing With the Dead

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It is a funerary tradition, known as the turning of the bones, people bring forth the bodies of their ancestors from the family crypts and rewrap them in fresh cloth, then dance with the corpses around the tomb to live music.

5 Mourning of Muharram

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The Mourning of Muharram is an important period of mourning in Shia Islam Some groups of Shia Muslims join in an ardous practice that involves body whipping with special chains that have razors and knives attached. This tradition is practiced by all age groups; in some regions the children are forced by their parents to take part.

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6 Self Mummification

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This was a practice generally among the Buddhist monks who observed asceticism till the point of death and then entered mummification while still alive.

7 Agoris and the Human Flesh Eating

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The most feared and the most respected clan of Sadhus or ascetics of India, the Aghori sadhus are notorious for their uncommon and grisly rituals they perform as a part and parcel of their religious routine, enough to arouse curiosity and awe among the public. Aghori Sadhu is associated with cannibalism, rituals using human skulls and making love to corpses. Corpses are eaten raw and at times they are roasted over open flame. After eating a certain quantity of flesh, they start meditating sitting atop a corpse which is continued all night.

8 Tooth Filing

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The ceremony is of great importance in the Balinese culture and is a significant in the passage from puberty to adulthood. This ritual is for both males and females and must be completed before marriage.

9Eating the baby's placenta

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In some countries, mothers eat their own placenta after giving birth to take in other nutrients that the placenta is known to have. This tradition is followed in China, Jamaica, and some parts of India.

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