From an incredibly weird pre-internet, pre-cellphone, pre-cable-TV world! Limbs in actual motion--outdoors! Witness the horror of "free-range children!"
I regret that I did not have this story ready for you for Christmas. Nonetheless, its spirit lives on through every season!
Thank God the kid didn't wish for the whole world to follow her!
Original article here.
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.