Bagolino Carnival - a strange tradition!

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  1. StrictlyAvg

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    MILAN, Italy. (RAI UNO TV) - Dressed in traditional wear, boys and men of the small town of Bagolino end their yearly carnival with squeezing and touching each other's testicles. While the men spend the entire day walking the streets touching genitals, the women prepare special porridge-like meals shaped to resemble large testicles. Villagers consider testicles to be sacred explaining the words 'testsimoniare' and 'testimone' (to witness) derive from the latin word 'testis' (testicle). When their ancestors were called as witnesses they were usually asked to 'swear' on their most sacred things, most often this being their testicles.

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    Thanks for sharing that... I don't know how I missed that one when I lived in Italy. That is one festival I would have really enjoyed.
     
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    We here in the New World need more rituals like that.

    I'm cracking up imagining a bunch of typical American guys holding each others' nuts.
     
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    where was the ball grabbing!!! I'm submitting this to the advertising standards body!!! lol
     
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    Gives new meaning to the phrase:
    "I'm having a ball!"
     
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    how many called no homo?
     
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