Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Railway Therapy

Global Winnipeg photo

There is a belief among some Indonesian people that lying on railway tracks helps "cure what ails ya". The theory is that electric current running through the rails cures your ailments.

You can imagine how dangerous this is.

The people who do it say they feel better afterward. The trains are not electric in the photos I have seen. There could be a small current running through the tracks for signaling purposes, though. Personally I believe this is a placebo effect.

The State article, Global photos

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