Indian Baby Dropping Ritual

A ritual practiced in India where babies are dropped from the roof of a building. Warning may be shocking for some.
Hindus magicians are masters of deception. Levitation, nail beds, sword swallowing, kissing cobras’ heads, skin piercing, and many other tricks. Some of their deceptions include calculate risks. Those who practice this ritual know that babies INSTINCTIVELY would contract their bodies when free falling. Their bodies will tense; their head and limbs will stay as close as possible to their bodies. Once falling stops arms and legs will extend as if reaching for a branch or hand. Some babies may cry not from the fall but because of their handling by strangers. Still there’s a real risk of injury.

Reminds me of:

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