This is a post that was originally an article in Australia and New Zealand magazine. I usually reprint articles about a month or so after they’ve appeared in print, but this one was featured in the magazine’s February 2012 issue. I’ve been holding back for a reason, because this week is Schoolies Week. Now, at [...]

Somewhere in Brazil, young lads would put their hand in a glove made of bullet ants and get stung repeatedly for 10 minutes. In Ethiopia, men are asked to jump over a herd of cows. The Kaningara Tribe of Papua New Guinea have patterns cut into their skin scarring them for life. And some women [...]