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Frogs weddings: in the hope of bringing rain

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

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No matter how confident they feel about their relationship every bride worries their future spouse will croak at the alter come the big day.

But in the remote village of Takhatpur, India, croaking is the norm during the much-celebrated frog weddings.

Residents believe these unusual nuptials will bring rain to relieve them of water shortages brought on by severe drought.

http://www.dailymail...nging-rain.html

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

I would like to know which country the Witch Doctor came from and did his raindance in the U.K, we have to stop this guy before we submerge, or send him to Takhatpur..

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:23 AM

People will believe anything.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:27 PM

Was this an arranged marriage? Hope it works out, I would hate to think how their hundreds of tadpoles would feel if they don't make it.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

Sounds like good fun to me.

Sign me up as an usher please.  :)


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

Amusing.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

That won't work.  If they want rain they should just come to Seattle in Juneuary. :td:


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

Jesus, some customs are just weird.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

View PostOverSword, on 15 June 2012 - 02:07 PM, said:

That won't work.  If they want rain they should just come to Seattle in Juneuary. :td:
   My back lawn is a foot high with grass and Weeds and waterlogged,and its raining,even the frogs are getting "brassed" off, Roll on Summer or have we had it ? (2 days sunshine in April)..

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:57 AM

I heard that Mrs. Frog has already let another frog fertilize her eggs. Mr. Frog ran off with some little hussy who just recently lost her tail and left the Mrs. to raise their tadpoles on her own.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

i prefer hinduism. reincarnation sounds good :D


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:15 PM

Any reason for a party!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

Now I wonder if it rained or not... and what would the people think if their ritual did not work at all.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

Odd - they usually get married in Paris


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postnakajima01, on 17 June 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

Now I wonder if it rained or not... and what would the people think if their ritual did not work at all.

They might think, "Wow, that was an awesome party."

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