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Oh Noes: Powder in Imminent Danger

powder-believe.jpgDespite the gloomy economic news and the opening of Oliver Stone’s new movie reminding us of the current president, Americans can be thankful that we don’t have to deal with the problem of ritual killing.

The BBC reports that Tanzanian albinos held a demonstration over the weekend to protest the death of more than 30 albinos over the past year. Traditional healers in Tanzania evidently believe that the body parts of an albino bring wealth, and increasing numbers of Albinos are being attacked and disfigured or killed for body parts like feet, genitals, hair, arms and legs.

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Powder was such a weird movie.

I mean, who knew that lightning was the cause of albinism?

I guess you really do learn something new everyday.

God Bless America.