semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It is believed that if the girl's husband dies later in her life, she is not considered a widow because she is married to Vishnu, and so already has a husband that is believed to be still alive."
Karlsson-on-the-Roof from Maripuka85 on Vimeo.
Young boy subject to hallucinations is befriended by drunken fairy godfather. In Russian, but that hardly matters.
The German live-action version is even odder.
Wikipedia entry here.
Original page here.
Do we dare to believe this Weekly World News
article? Well, the case was reported a year prior in a reputable newspaper.
Published by Really Big Coloring Books, which is hoping they'll be included in schools' curricula throughout the country. Though so far, it appears, no schools have taken them up on the offer. More info at NY Daily News
"Why...you're a living cake of soap!"
Were children more prone to catch fire for no reason in the past during innocent recreational activities than they are today?
Original ad here.