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Old June 7, 2019, 11:34 PM
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Default Journey down the rabbithole...

Get your acid, and join me. Allow me to entertain for the next 5 hours. Anyone can chime in and post anything bizarre. Mods feel free to merge with the famous ? thread.

Unlike proper threads, the purpose is derail it. Sort of six-degrees-of-Bacon.

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Old June 7, 2019, 11:37 PM
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Default World of Bengali science fiction (বাংলা বিজ্ঞান কল্পকাহিনী)

Here is something to taste for the background, but this English translation will blow you away. Be sure to scroll down below for the spoiler.

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Runaway Cyclone
By Jagadish Chandra Bose
30 September 2013

Translated by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Part I—A Scientific Mystery

A few years ago a supernatural event was observed which rocked the scientific communities of America and Europe. A number of articles were published in various scientific journals to explain the phenomenon. But till now no explanation of the event has been found satisfactory.

On 28 September the leading English daily of Calcutta1 published the following news received from Shimla: Shimla Meteorological Office, 27 September: A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is imminent.2

On 29 September the aforementioned daily published the following news: Meteorological Office, Alipore: A tremendous cyclone is about to strike Bengal in two days. A Danger-Signal has been put up on Diamond Harbour.

On the 30th the news was extremely frightening: The Barometer fell two inches in the last half hour. By ten o'clock tomorrow Calcutta will face the worst and most dangerous cyclone in years.3

No one slept that night in Calcutta. The timorous souls stayed awake in fear of their uncertain future.

On 1 October the sky remained cloudy, and a few drops of rain fell during the day. It remained dark throughout the day, but about four in the evening the sky suddenly became clear without a trace of the cyclone.
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Default Shidol Chutney

Somehow related search brings me to recipe of Shidol Chutney... sounds so dirty lol



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In the northeastern Bangladeshi region of Sylhet, shidol chutney is more than a mere condiment. It’s a cold remedy, a pervasive scent, and a spicy challenge.

Cooks begin with small, freshwater fish called puti maach. After the creatures have been sun-dried, shidol-makers line an earthenware pot with a mixture of mustard oil and oil from the fish’s guts. This vessel, called a motka, is then packed with the dried fish, sealed, and buried for several months.
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Researching oddities and bizarros of BD, we find the art of Bangladeshi rickshaw artists.





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Old June 7, 2019, 11:59 PM
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Default Ghosts of Lalbagh Fort

Somehow I am reminded of BK as his presence is sorely missed as I read the following:


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Lalbagh Fort, Dhaka: Lalbagh Fort near Dhaka is one of the most haunted place in Bangladesh. The Tomb of Pari Bibi (who was the daughter of Shaista Khan, Subahdar of Bengal, 17th century) is one of the three major parts of this fort. It has been a legend for a long time that in the full moon night, Pari Bibi appear on the fort, singing and dancing. Another well-known haunting myth of Lalbagh Fort is the ghost of a man on his horse, who gets in and out of the fort at night. They say this apparition actually goes for his prayers. Normally, prayer time starts around 5 am. However, when people see this ghost, they hear the call for prayer coming from the prayer room at around 3 am, which is absurd. When they rush to see what is happening inside the prayer room, they find it completely empty. In other rumours, there is a hidden passageway to Agra (presently in India) from this fort. Local legends say, whoever found this passageway and entered it, has never returned. However, the doorways that claimed to have connected to Agra had been sealed long ago by the British rulers after a mystical occurrence happened to an investigation team. The team was searching for the end of the hidden passageway with their dogs chained by the team members. First they sent their dogs to enter the dark passage but when they pulled their chain they saw the dogs disappeared. The British rulers also sent some elephants in this tunnel, but according to legend, none of them ever returned.
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Researching oddities and bizarros of BD, we find the art of Bangladeshi rickshaw artists.





https://www.rickshaw-paint.net/
Welcome back.

I also like Rickshaw art. Not the ones of artists though.

I fancy bringing one back from Bangladesh.
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