What are they thinking? - oc. WHY would they do that? what could they possibly be thinking?.. I haven't actually cringed at a comp in while. Thanks, OP, I guess... Crazy extreme body Modification gross reasoning
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#1 - spookyghostparty
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I haven't actually cringed at a comp in while. Thanks, OP, I guess...
#2 to #1 - foxity [OP]
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(06/11/2014) [-]
u got it, friend
#12 - willindor
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I couldn't stop myself
#23 to #12 - degenerator
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(06/11/2014) [-]
how does that look like on xray?
#32 to #23 - englman
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Like bones
#27 to #23 - guanyu
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Trick question. It's Photoshopped.
#31 to #27 - chrispoot
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(06/11/2014) [-]
It actually is not. This is some traditiong ******** where the girls ( Only girls if I remember correctly ) put on these rings from birth, and just add more and more as their neck keeps groving. If the rings are removed, their neck will break
#43 to #31 - guanyu
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Actually that's incorrect. Their necks don't actually get longer, instead their collarbones get pushed down, making it look like they have longer necks. If it elongated her neck, it would lead to paralysis or even death.    
Sources:  www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=Karen   
www.huaypukeng.com/info_rings.htm   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayan_people_%28Burma%29#cite_note-huaypukeng1-13    
   
Also, the image you see completely Photoshopped and not that well either. You can see the smudges from the smudge tool and interpolation from resizing and rotating. Some of those rings aren't even round anymore. You can even see that whoever made this didn't refine the edges around the cloth hanging from under her chin.   
Souces:  I study graphic design.
Actually that's incorrect. Their necks don't actually get longer, instead their collarbones get pushed down, making it look like they have longer necks. If it elongated her neck, it would lead to paralysis or even death.
Sources: www.peoplesoftheworld.org/text?people=Karen
www.huaypukeng.com/info_rings.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayan_people_%28Burma%29#cite_note-huaypukeng1-13


Also, the image you see completely Photoshopped and not that well either. You can see the smudges from the smudge tool and interpolation from resizing and rotating. Some of those rings aren't even round anymore. You can even see that whoever made this didn't refine the edges around the cloth hanging from under her chin.
Souces: I study graphic design.
#95 to #43 - chrispoot
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Well damn. I was close though. Anyway, thanks for the fix.
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#105 to #95 - guanyu
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(06/11/2014) [-]
It's a common misconception, there are a lot om them floating around. For the longest time I believed we swallow spiders in our sleep.
#117 to #105 - chrispoot
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(06/11/2014) [-]
That was a lie aswell. ****. I thoight the thing with atleast 3 spiders are eaten during our life was true
#129 to #117 - guanyu
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Supposedly it was to demonstrate how easily misinformation spreads. In 1993, Lisa Holst wrote an article on how people would accept almost any "fact" they received via email.
It's 2014 and people still believe it.

Al though... www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVmnLaTXylc
#44 to #31 - stealthfoxbrony
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(06/11/2014) [-]
That particular one is.
#107 to #31 - mspaintpro
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Uhm, yeah but its not possible for it to be that high, **** outa here this is clear photoshop
#99 to #27 - becauseyoutoldmeto
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Not my area of expertise but for one thing, you can't just grow more vertebrae?
#101 to #99 - thesovereigngrave
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(06/11/2014) [-]
No. That's like saying you can extend your arm by growing an extra humerus.
#102 to #101 - becauseyoutoldmeto
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Okay, just needed confirmation. Just seemed like the most obvious way to tell it's shopped, as no one's mentioned it yet, but I didn't want to make a claim outside my knowledge.
#150 to #23 - ribocoon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
The neck isn't actually any longer
The chest cavity is just pushed downwards to give the illusion
#121 to #12 - mango
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#5 - carlsaganrealness
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Why would anyone do that **** to their neck?
Why would anyone do that **** to their neck?
#13 to #5 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Because religion....
#22 to #5 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
To advise people.
#103 to #5 - brenton
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(06/11/2014) [-]
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#145 to #5 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Photoshopped as **** brah
#188 to #5 - Deavas
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(06/11/2014) [-]
its a cultural think not a fashion statement
#11 to #5 - HenrikVIII
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#33 to #5 - womo
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I THINK it's in Thailand they do that. It's a cultural thing. It is traditionally women who do it, a they grow up a ring is added. Something along those lines.
#10 to #5 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
It's the "Kayan people", women since childs are forced to wear them, and as they grow, more rings are put in their necks, so if a woman cheats her husband or simply disobey him, the husband take the rings of and the woman dies because she has no muscles there.
Sad stuff, I think feminists should focus on real women problems like that, not first world's ridiculous problems

Also here's a funny pic
#25 to #10 - Icedangel
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Not quite true. It's about beauty to them, much like a status symbol. A husband who'd remove the wives rings would essentially just be taking away her jewelry, and she could easily buy a new one. ((Well, maybe not /easily/ because they are a bit expensive. ))

While the muscles do become weakened they don't die from them. Women who've been wearing them for 40 years have successfully taken them off. After three days the discomfort fades away, but the discoloration lasts.
#204 to #25 - chezburgadominator
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(06/12/2014) [-]
Hittin these bitches with science.
#46 to #25 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I don't think so, but I'm not an expert, what I've read is that since the space between the vertebrae increases and the neck doesn't support any weight through their lives, when it's removed, the neck breaks.

Yet again I have to read more about it.
#71 to #46 - Icedangel
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(06/11/2014) [-]
It doesn't do that, though. It just presses their clavicle downwards and deforms it. The length of their vertebrae doesn't expand.

There are many count of Refugee women removing their rings.


"In 2006 some of the younger women in Mae Hong Son started to remove their rings, either to give them the opportunity to continue their education or in protest against the exploitation of their culture and the restrictions that came with it. In late 2008 most of the young women who entered the refugee camp removed their rings. One woman who had worn the rings for over 40 years removed them. After removing the rings, women report discomfort which fades after about three days. The discoloration is more persistent."

Not to mention, they remove the rings for medical examinations as well as to put new, longer coils on.
#88 to #73 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
"Experts assumed that removing the coils would lead to suffocation and death, because the neck muscles would not be strong enough to support the head. But as Zember has proved, the rings can be removed without serious consequences."
I'm not sure of what are "serious consequences" to a thai webpage, I trust in those experts rather than that page.
But maybe with medical assistance they can live without troubles, like that girl.

#96 to #88 - Icedangel
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Assuming doesn't do much, though. There have been many women who've taken them off and lived.

Besides, that's thai MEDICAL news. Are you telling me all you need is 'experts said....' to be a source? And, once again, it was disproved by it actually happening. In more extreme cases, yes, they'll need a brace. But many women have moved on fine, the most 'severe' being the weird looking neck.

Experts assumed because, at the time, they were lacking knowledge about it. They actually did a documentary about them, though. Let me get it... It's called Silent hopes. vimeo.com/24988745 Theres apart of it. I'm afraid right now I don't have speakers so I can't tell you if it's the 'full' version or not.

They did Xrays of a woman with it on and everything, but pretty interesting.
#123 to #96 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Sorry then, my mother was there some years ago and she told me that, but it seems that it's not that usual to have serious problems that what I thought.

Anyway I still think girls should be asked when they're responsible enough.
#178 to #123 - Icedangel
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(06/11/2014) [-]
It would be nice, however their bones aren't malleable enough when they're old enough to make the choice, so they'd have to start young.

It's an interesting culture.
#69 to #46 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
i just googled this and you are actually right, they can die from not supporting their neck. but some can also survive it, but cannot live a normal life without keeping it supported.
#24 to #10 - iforgotmypasswords
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(06/11/2014) [-]
"Aurora Borealis? In this part of the hemisphere? At this time of year?? In your kitchen??"


or something along those lines, sue me if it's wrong
#37 to #10 - newmanbiggeo
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(06/11/2014) [-]
since when were they forced ?
#47 to #37 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Since they're around 5, I don't think they have any choice.
#52 to #47 - newmanbiggeo
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(06/11/2014) [-]
they are not really forced they choose to were them because in there culture a long neck is a sign of beauty
#55 to #52 - diedede
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A 5 year old girl doesn't really care about that, they should ask her when she's around 13.
#59 to #55 - newmanbiggeo
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(06/11/2014) [-]
well some 5 year olds care
#255 to #10 - anon
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(06/12/2014) [-]
Thats their culture man, you can't just force people to stop their beliefs. Their women obviously don't give a rats ass about it so why should you? And its not to prevent them from cheating, its because they think thats what their gods looked like so they are just trying to emulate that. World histories scrub, get gud.
#225 to #10 - anon
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(06/12/2014) [-]
But... she deserves it

That bitch aint rejecting my dick
#179 to #10 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
No! Bad woomun! takes rings

I imagine her neck making like a xylophone sound as it falls
#149 to #10 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Why can't we focus on the **** that happens to women here and the **** that happens to women there?

(pic unrelated)
#157 to #149 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
You can, that was just my opinion, that there are bigger problems in Africa and Asia that could ever at least now be in the first world.

But yes, you can.
#144 to #10 - minecraftmemes
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(06/11/2014) [-]
childs?
i'm not really a grammar nazi but thats ******* icky to look at
#154 to #144 - diedede
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Whoops, sorry I wrote it fast and it's not my mother tongue, my bad.
#155 to #154 - minecraftmemes
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(06/11/2014) [-]
no worries, just a little unsettling is all
#131 to #10 - dwarfman
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(06/11/2014) [-]
The original purpose was to protect against Tigers. Hence heavy brass rings.
#116 to #10 - anon
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I don't know what you're talking about. Although it does cause slight pain without the rings, it's not going to kill them. It's their mainly for beauty purposees.
#108 to #10 - SoundWave
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(06/11/2014) [-]
in other words
they are ****** up
#100 to #10 - wthhhh
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I always thought they used it against protection from Tigers or maybe those are another type of women who put shiny things on there neck.
#75 to #10 - zonryu
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wrong. the rings are a beuty thing. they also do not strecht the neck, rather they compress the soulders and back by putting constant weight on them. also the thing bout not having muscles is fals. the rings almost never actually touch the base of the head so they can still move their heads so theyid heads wont fall if the rings are taken off
#74 to #10 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Wrong.
#54 to #10 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Its funny because feminists do focus on those problems, its the feminizis that do the dumb ****.
#14 to #10 - VincentKing ONLINE
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(06/11/2014) [-]
oh... I thought they could naturally take them off. I was wondering what it would look like
#16 to #14 - anon
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They can. They originally started wearing them to stop tiger bites, because tigers go for the neck, and they became a symbol of beauty. That picture is fake though, the real ones are only about 1/3 of the length of that.
#136 to #10 - gharshi
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"Of the two most notable types the first is the torc, an often heavy and valuable ornament normally open at the throat. These were worn by various early cultures but are especially associated with the ancient Celts of the European Iron Age, where they were evidently a key indicator of wealth and status, mostly worn by men. The other type is one or more spiral metal coils of many turns, often worn only by women. In a few African and Asian cultures neck rings are worn usually to create the appearance that the neck has been stretched. The custom of wearing neck rings is related to an ideal of beauty: an elongated neck."

basically, stop talking out of your ass, asshole. we have more than enough biased thoughts on other cultures, you don't need to make it worse
#62 - orrihaa
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#80 to #62 - adamroth
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#85 to #62 - joeypie
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Thats ******* perfect
Thats ******* perfect
#66 to #62 - harala
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#68 to #62 - yentabear ONLINE
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YES
YES
#84 - mytwocents
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#110 to #84 - mrmask
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moshi moshi, ****** desu
#26 - communistnazi
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#142 to #26 - anon
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le disgusted man
#162 to #26 - anon
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fixed
#51 - kmichel
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(06/11/2014) [-]
I saw that very same long neck woman in Northern Thailand at the border of Laos. Here's a picture of her I took personally.
#146 to #51 - anon
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I hope you asked her first
#236 to #146 - kmichel
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This particular tribe of refugees is visited pretty often, and they're used to having their photos taken. I also donated about 20 baht to them. Not much, but I was poor while traveling.
#153 to #51 - anon
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Nice try. but the Padaung tribe lives in eastern burma. not northern Thailand
#235 to #153 - kmichel
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These people are refugees currently living in Thailand. Each week, they're seen by tour groups who go on jungle treks like I did. I hiked for 3 days, then visited this tribe for a couple hours before heading back. I would not be surprised if thousands of tourists have seen this particular woman on similar treks.
#180 to #51 - mistlarousse
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My, how she's grown since then
#57 to #51 - kmichel
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And here is a picture from a video I took of a woman from a neighboring tribe pushing me on a rope swing. Thanks to this post I've rediscovered some cool photos and videos from my travels.
#3 - oxymoronking ONLINE
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this hurt my eyes
#224 to #3 - anon
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(06/12/2014) [-]
MAGCARGO has not forgotten about master
Berry nice to see you here
#228 to #224 - oxymoronking ONLINE
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(06/12/2014) [-]
**** YEAH
#4 to #3 - foxity [OP]
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#29 to #4 - ichies
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#34 to #29 - popkornking
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#60 to #34 - ichies
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Completely forgot I had that gif, damn me :C
#18 - steelplatypus
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(06/11/2014) [-]
Third from the bottom
#30 - englman
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(06/11/2014) [-]
To all the "super unique little snowflakes" out there.