Only Seven Families Are Allowed to Live in This 'Cursed' Indonesian Village
Residents of Pitu believe their land is sacred, allowing only their direct descendants to reside there.
This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers
Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
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People in West Bengal, Bangladesh and Northeast India are celebrating Charak, a Hindu festival that involves turning devotees into a human spinning wheel.
All the Strange Ways Europeans Celebrate Christmas
VICE's European editors write about the craziest ways their countries celebrate the dark days of December.
What's Behind My Fear of Peeing Outside, Society or Spirits?
Giving new meaning to the phrase, "scared the piss out of me."
The Strange Tradition Where People Dress Up As Demons and Jump over Babies
The annual tradition is supposed to relinquish the babies' sins and protect them from all kinds of ailments—especially hernias.