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May 26, 2008


Grown men have been leaping over rows of babies in the north Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia in an annual rite meant to ward off the Devil.

(Thanks to DavCat)


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I understand that's how Evel Knievel got his start.


GNFARB - Spanish Baby Jump.

Kudos to the BBC for proper usage of the word "bemused".


Hence the term, "Leap of Faith"?

Better than baby tossing, no??

I broke my collarbone clavicle jumping over 5 kids in an Aikido class about 20 years ago. The only person who "appeared to get hurt" was me.

Sure, it's all rites and rituals until someone gets an infant squashed.

And this from the country where grown men like run alongside bulls...

Looking at the photo, you can see the jumpers are so good that they line the babies up lengthwise. Not recommended for suburban Americans (ahem).

Oh, I should also mention that if you look at background of the photo, you can see the blanket where they keep the "spare babies."

Jumping over a broom was the marriage ceremony for American slaves. Who knows what jumping babies means?

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