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A Man Tossed A Baby Off A Balcony, And Everyone Was Cool With It

NOVEMBER 23, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

"And down will come baby
Cradle and all."

As if taking these famous lyrics and turning them into religious doctrine, some religious sects in India believe that dropping babies from 30-foot roofs brings them good luck. Luckily, the babies are dropped onto a blanket that's being held by several men below, but as this video shows, it often sends the little ones into shock.

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Due to demands from human rights groups, the practice has technically been banned in India since 2011. But that doesn't stop hundreds of locals from gathering around to watch the bizarre spectacle, which has been going on for at least 700 years.

 

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