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(ABC)   Millions of devout Hindus take their annual bath in the sacred Ganges river to cleanse their sins, contract new and interesting skin diseases from the rotting corpses and raw sewage floating in the river   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 264
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2013-01-14 09:49:39 AM  
This would have been one of the best uses of the Ironic tag ever.
 
2013-01-14 09:57:56 AM  

Trivia Jockey: This would have been one of the best uses of the Ironic tag ever.


Very true.

I'd sooner jump into the Chicago river mid August than step foot in that shiathole of a country.
 
2013-01-14 10:38:29 AM  
Where are their gods now?

/ Probably off kicking it with that maverick son, JC himself...
 
2013-01-14 10:38:54 AM  
I think that is my Chemistry TA from 1996

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2013-01-14 10:42:22 AM  
I can't think about this too much. If I do I'll need to vomit.
 
2013-01-14 10:44:46 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: I can't think about this too much. If I do I'll need to vomit.


Remember the scene in Caddy Shack with the Baby Ruth? Just imagine swimming with real logs, with your mouth open.
 
2013-01-14 10:48:21 AM  

R.A.Danny: Old_Chief_Scott: I can't think about this too much. If I do I'll need to vomit.

Remember the scene in Caddy Shack with the Baby Ruth? Just imagine swimming with real logs, with your mouth open.


But it's holy sh*t
 
2013-01-14 10:49:40 AM  
Do they use tampons there? It would look like a bunch of dead mice flowing by.
 
2013-01-14 10:55:49 AM  
If India would get rid of their job killing EPA, this wouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-01-14 11:01:18 AM  
On the positive side, their immune systems are kept in top-notch condition.
 
2013-01-14 11:04:43 AM  
I took computer science in college. I believe they only take one bath a day.
 
2013-01-14 11:05:52 AM  

St_Francis_P: On the positive side, their immune systems are kept in top-notch condition.


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2013-01-14 11:09:41 AM  
Swim in and drink disgusting filth, then do some tech support.
 
2013-01-14 11:11:36 AM  

R.A.Danny: Do they use tampons there? It would look like a bunch of dead mice flowing by.


Then the mice were gathered up, finely chopped and mixed with curry.
 
2013-01-14 11:11:48 AM  

R.A.Danny: Old_Chief_Scott: I can't think about this too much. If I do I'll need to vomit.

Remember the scene in Caddy Shack with the Baby Ruth? Just imagine swimming with real logs, with your mouth open.


I saw a photo essay on the Ganges a few months ago. It's not the shiat so much as the corpses that really creeped me out.
 
2013-01-14 11:12:23 AM  
Don't people squat and take shiats on the street in India?
 
2013-01-14 11:12:31 AM  

Diogenes: St_Francis_P: On the positive side, their immune systems are kept in top-notch condition.

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i.ytimg.com
Let me tell you a true story about immunization ok. When I was a little boy in New York city in the nineteen-forties, we swam in the Hudson river. And it was filled with raw sewage! OK? We swam in raw sewage, you know, to cool off. And at that time the big fear was polio. Thousands of kids died from polio every year. But you know something? In my neighborhood no one ever got polio. No one! EVER! You know why? Cause WE SWAM IN RAW SEWAGE! It strengthened our immune system, the polio never had a prayer. We were tempered in raw shiat!
 
2013-01-14 11:12:32 AM  

Jake Havechek: Swim in and drink disgusting filth, then do some tech support.


Your forgot gang rape.
 
2013-01-14 11:12:37 AM  
You would think they would take better care of such a holy site.
 
2013-01-14 11:13:38 AM  
What an unbelievable sh*thole.
 
2013-01-14 11:14:20 AM  
India just cant seem to catch a break
 
2013-01-14 11:15:43 AM  

groppet: You would think they would take better care of such a holy site.


You'd think that the worship of female deities would mean women are more respected, but that's not the case either.
 
2013-01-14 11:16:21 AM  
They stupid, we smart!
 
2013-01-14 11:17:45 AM  
My late father described a whaling voyage he was on in Antarctica in the late '40s. He noted the ankle-deep blood and shiat and the smell and sound of vast lengths of intestines bursting out from beneath the "flensing knife" (basically a three-foot long Exacto knife on a pole). The string of lights glittering in the gale, the rank smell of the boilers...it was quite a Dantesque scenario.

He said the river Hoolgi in Calcutta was a lot worse than that. Something to do with the rotting, bubbling, half-burned corpses bouncing off the bridge supports feet from enthusiastic curry eating.
 
2013-01-14 11:18:18 AM  
I think it's time for humans to do away with the whole 'do stuff cause we did it last year' thing.

Cancel all current human traditions! Mix it up people! That means you too Christmas and Halloween.
 
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2013-01-14 11:19:10 AM  
Sort of like doing penance.
 
2013-01-14 11:19:13 AM  

Mugato: I took computer science in college. I believe they only take one bath a day.


How many baths per day do you take, Skipper?
 
2013-01-14 11:20:20 AM  
I've been to Varanasi, I think I'm still contracting diseases from just walking along the ghats.

It was truly disgusting. But then again, so was the rest of northern India
 
2013-01-14 11:21:55 AM  
A friend who travels there once or twice a year for work told me about staying in some floating hotel/houseboat place on the Ganges.  He said the first morning there he woke to a beautiful sunrise and stepped out onto the deck in time to see a dead bloated baby float by.
 
2013-01-14 11:22:26 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: R.A.Danny: Old_Chief_Scott: I can't think about this too much. If I do I'll need to vomit.

Remember the scene in Caddy Shack with the Baby Ruth? Just imagine swimming with real logs, with your mouth open.

I saw a photo essay on the Ganges a few months ago. It's not the shiat so much as the corpses that really creeped me out.


Bloated
Bloated
Bloated on the river
 
2013-01-14 11:22:50 AM  

Jake Havechek: Don't people squat and take shiats on the street in India?


yes. Plus if you take a train overnight you can wake up to all the men in the villages you pass heading out the fields along the track to take their morning dumps.

They love to take dumps along the train tracks.
 
2013-01-14 11:23:11 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: I saw a photo essay on the Ganges a few months ago. It's not the shiat so much as the corpses that really creeped me out.


I may have found the essay you are referring to. I wouldn't so much as dip my toe in that water after seeing that.
 
2013-01-14 11:24:27 AM  
...and then things got rapey"
 
2013-01-14 11:25:37 AM  
Ewww. I hate public restrooms.
 
2013-01-14 11:26:41 AM  

Mugato: I took computer science in college. I believe they only take one bath a day year.


FTFY
 
2013-01-14 11:27:24 AM  
As I noted last time we did this one, the Ganges is considered pure because nothing can survive in it.
 
2013-01-14 11:27:35 AM  

RequiredCheese: Mugato: I took computer science in college. I believe they only take one bath a day year.

FTFY


That's what I meant to say.
 
2013-01-14 11:28:23 AM  

Somacandra: As I noted last time we did this one, the Ganges is considered pure because nothing can survive in it.


Yet cattle and people wallow in it and live....
 
2013-01-14 11:29:02 AM  

groppet: You would think they would take better care of such a holy site.


On the contrary. Its being a holy site makes it immune to all of the crap they dump into it because Mother Ganges is a goddess and above such mortal concerns. Seriously. You can't suggest that the river is polluted lest you cause great offense.
 
2013-01-14 11:30:05 AM  

Flakeloaf: You can't suggest that the river is polluted lest you cause great offense


THE RIVER IS A FETID SHIATHOLE FULL OF FECES AND DEATH.

There, I said it.
 
2013-01-14 11:30:38 AM  
Filthy people.
Kind of like Ohioans, and Pennsylvanians, and Illinoisians, and
well, you get the picture.
 
2013-01-14 11:30:46 AM  

Somacandra: As I noted last time we did this one, the Ganges is considered pure because nothing can survive in it.


I think you may be onto something there.

/grew up in SoCal
//still wouldn't go to India
 
2013-01-14 11:31:55 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: Jake Havechek: Don't people squat and take shiats on the street in India?

yes. Plus if you take a train overnight you can wake up to all the men in the villages you pass heading out the fields along the track to take their morning dumps.

They love to take dumps along the train tracks.


What year will India have plumping and taking a dump etiquette that equals the USA? Guess correctly and you win a large prize. Meet me down by the tracks to collect.
 
2013-01-14 11:32:57 AM  

Decillion: What year will India have plumping and taking a dump etiquette that equals the USA?


Your 'b' is drunk.
 
2013-01-14 11:33:10 AM  
I will never be able to take a culture seriously if it can't figure out basic concepts, like how you should swim up stream from the place where you poop and dispose of your dead.
 
2013-01-14 11:33:27 AM  
Ever smell an Indian? The cologne and sweat would absolutely destroy any incoming bacteria.
 
2013-01-14 11:33:32 AM  
incredible indiaaaaa
 
2013-01-14 11:33:49 AM  

The Muthaship: Decillion: What year will India have plumping and taking a dump etiquette that equals the USA?

Your 'b' is drunk.


I thought he misspelled "blumpkin".
 
2013-01-14 11:34:59 AM  

amindtat: Old_Chief_Scott: I saw a photo essay on the Ganges a few months ago. It's not the shiat so much as the corpses that really creeped me out.

I may have found the essay you are referring to. I wouldn't so much as dip my toe in that water after seeing that.


So many thoughts here.

1. Jesus Christ.

2. I always figured the disease that would turn half of humanity into a pile of pink vomit would come from an unsanitary, densely-populated place like that. But these people don't seem to be suffering any. This means that whatever super-fark-you-up-bug does emerge will probably pass right over these folks and slaughter everyone who knows what waterless hand cleaner even smells like.

3. BLARRRRFFFFHRLARBL
 
2013-01-14 11:36:54 AM  

Flakeloaf: But these people don't seem to be suffering any.


Not unless you count widespread cholera.
 
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