Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

Dec 17th, 2017: World Plague

Recent Images

Dec 15th, 2017: Passenger pigeon
Dec 14th, 2017: War and Pieced
Dec 13th, 2017: I Ainít Scared of no Straw
Dec 12th, 2017: Sierra Railway No. 3
Dec 11th, 2017: Halszka
Dec 10th, 2017: Tuturumuri School
Dec 9th, 2017: Stretchers

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 19 12:05 AM

June 19th, 2016: Peruís Slingshot Battle

Peruís Chiaraje Highlands is a desolate area far from the costal populations. At 4200 meters(13,800 ft), with very
little rain, itís not very attractive to most Peruvians or tourists. But people live there in small isolated villages, very
tough people, who gather every January 20th for the annual Slingshot Battle.

Quote:
Every January 20th, the villages in Canas province, near Cusco, divide themselves into two camps and fight each
other in two consecutive battles. It takes place in the Chiaraje highland, an expanse of green and rocky pasture
between the mountains of Orccocca, Londoni and Escurrani, at 4,200 meters of altitude. Only about an hour
separates the two battles. Each side tries to push the other back into their camp, using slings and flails made from
rope and metal. And stones, sharp stones, can be found all around the rocky mountain side.


Quote:
Although the media tries to highlight only the violent side, the fact is that there are also laughs and celebration.
The first thing you see as you arrive is a group of tents that make up a fair on the side of each camp. Here people
buy and sell food, beer, alcohol, and coca leaf. There are couples kissing. Whole families with children gather like it
was a picnic to watch the battle from afar. There are musicians, songs, and dancing everywhere.

It all starts with taunting. Small groups of people spontaneously start moving into the field and shout threats and
insults to the other side. Some stones begin to rain, and then more will come. More warriors start marching.
Then the horses will come with the riders screaming harangues, trying to bring order to the headless horde.
But it will be in vain.

This man died that night.

Quote:
There is no central direction for each strategy. The fight varies according to the emotions of the warriors: if one
advances valiantly then others will watch him and follow, and soon the whole group will be running forward like an
avalanche. In the same way, if someone runs away in fear, that fear might be contagious and could lead to retreat
and defeat. From where I sit I can see the warriors marching. There are elders who look older than sixty, and children
who just seem to exceed fifteen years old.
It's brutal, it's dangerous, it's stupid, but it's tradition where people have little else.

link


Griff  Sunday Jun 19 08:54 AM

14 years here and it turns out you're a plant from the Peruvian board of tourism.


American kids do the same thing with pistols and the drug of the day.



footfootfoot  Sunday Jun 19 11:13 AM

I used to frequent this forum:

http://www.slinging.org/

Ballistics article, http://slinging.org/index.php?page=t...hom-richardson

Interesting to note that 85 g lead slingshot and 40 g lead slingshot both have similar velocities (m/s):

85g: min. 29.9 avg. 31.2 max. 32.6

40g: min. 29.3 avg. 30.6 max. 32.5



compare .45 acp: (12g) (373 m/s) (835 J)

vs. slingshot: (85g) (32 m/s) (43.52 J)

momentum = M*V

85*32=2720

12*373=4476



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 19 11:37 AM

It was recently deduced the ancients drilled small holes in some of the lead shot so they would whistle as they flew, to terrorize the enemy.



Diaphone Jim  Sunday Jun 19 12:03 PM

Ritual warfare was (and obviously still is) common around the world.
Although serious wounds and death were possible, the affairs accomplished many of the same things actual warfare did without the carnage.
I love the mutual fairs, sort of like beer parties after rugby games.

The WWII German Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber had propeller driven sirens ("Jericho Trumpets") that accomplished the same inducement of fear on the bombee.



Gravdigr  Sunday Jun 19 01:29 PM

Not to derail the thread, or anything, but...

Attachment 57071

...is this guy getting pissed on?



footfootfoot  Sunday Jun 19 04:16 PM

Yeah, you're not supposed to get captured.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 19 04:25 PM

You mean the guy that looks like glatt? I don't think it's a victory piss.
Local custom is to piss on the wound to wash out the dirt and sterilize the wound until he can get to a medical facility. Both water and medical facilities are scarce.
But glattman died anyway.



SPUCK  Friday Jun 24 04:55 AM

Humans. Easily the dumbest animal on the planet.



Gravdigr  Friday Jun 24 04:29 PM




BigV  Friday Jun 24 10:58 PM

no

standing guy on left is holding a large soft sided water container (in the same posture you'd assume if you were taking a piss) the water bladder is grey with a dark stripe (probably the tape over the assembly seam) and tricking the water out and teh other dude on teh right is interrupting the stream and sprinkling it on the pre-dead guy's face



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 24 11:57 PM

Maybe that's his urinary drainage bag.



Gravdigr  Monday Jun 27 05:30 PM

Quote:
pre-dead guy
I approve this phrase.


Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.