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The lives of the Sadhus of India, an interview with a boy ascetic, and the passionate feats which express their devotion. [pictures 1, 2]
posted by moonbird (7 comments total)

 
I was at the 2003 Omega Institute "Resurgence" environmental conference ( around September 7-10 or so) last summer, and Anita Roddick was one of the keynote speakers.

During her address and - apropos of what I haven't a clue now - she pulled out a ribald anecdote about a notable Sadhu, or maybe a fakir, she had witnessed during a recent trip to India.

She described, in front of about 300 people and with great glee, of how the man - who had been in training for decades, of course - could pick up a brick with his penis.
posted by troutfishing at 9:42 AM on March 6, 2004


could pick up a brick with his penis.

Here's a video.
posted by homunculus at 11:18 AM on March 6, 2004


Well I'll be a.....

Not quite what I envisioned. That's truly bizarre. It's not even especially gross - just very weird.
posted by troutfishing at 1:24 PM on March 6, 2004


Also - I bet that many people would comment on this thread, if only they knew of the strange penis-weightlifting display.
posted by troutfishing at 7:42 PM on March 6, 2004


MetaFilter: if only they knew of the strange penis-weightlifting display.
posted by homunculus at 8:26 PM on March 6, 2004


If only!

If only....

"I could while away the hours
Conferrin with the flowers
Consultin with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin
While my thoughts were busy hatchin
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individd-el
In trouble or in pain
With the thoughts I'd be thinkin
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain

Oh, I could tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nothin
My head all full of stuffin
My heart all full of pain
Perhaps I deserve you
And be even worthy erve you
If I only had
If I only had a brain"


Then again, a penis which could pick up 200 pound boulders would be, at least, interesting as well. A brain's not everything.

But a heart...

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A heart. A brain. The nerve....(plus the sexual equipment)

Then - of course - there's God. She's a real wizard.
posted by troutfishing at 9:11 PM on March 6, 2004


sexy pics!....i'd hit it!
posted by billybobtoo at 6:13 AM on March 7, 2004


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