Brazilian trivia: all adult men need to be bitten by bullet ants

In the Sateré-Mawé tribe in Brazil, when a boy grows up, he must perform traditional dances in gloves…

In the Sateré-Mawé tribe in Brazil, when a boy grows up, he must perform traditional dances in gloves filled with bullet ants.


Brazilian trivia: all adult men need to be bitten by bullet ants
Brazilian trivia: all adult men need to be bitten by bullet ants

This is a particularly challenging ritual because the bite of a bullet ant is one of the most painful insect bites in the world.


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