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BANGKOK 17 December 2018 10:24
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Badass Filipino Tribe Races Down Mountain Using Hand-Carved Wooden Bikes

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The Ifugaos, an ethnic group who inhabit the southeastern part of the Cordillera region in the Philippines, are known for their ingenuity and exceptional wood-carving skills.

 

Using their craftsmanship and inventiveness, these tribesmen can create badass bicycles using only wood and some scraps of used rubber tires.

 

The makeshift wooden bikes are made fiercer by the intricate carvings of animals, mythical creatures and even human faces.   

 

Members of this peaceful Cordilleran tribe showcase their creations via a special race during the Ifugao’s Imbayah Festival, a celebration of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest in Banaue.


Held every three years, the event draws visitors from all over the Philippines and beyond who come to see a unique race featuring the wooden bikes.

 

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From the linked article:-

 

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Do you ever get that feeling of déja-vu?

 

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70 years ago there used to be a tribe in Mai Hong Son, in the far north of Thailand before it was built up and was mostly lands overgrown with 6 ft high grasses, known as the warelafakrwi people.

 

How this tribe became known by this name is because every now and then while out hunting they would get lost in the long grass, jump up and down to see above the grass and shout; warelafakrwi, warelafakrwi.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, cyberfarang said:

70 years ago there used to be a tribe in Mai Hong Son, in the far north of Thailand before it was built up and was mostly lands overgrown with 6 ft high grasses, known as the warelafakrwi people.

 

How this tribe became known by this name is because every now and then while out hunting they would get lost in the long grass, jump up and down to see above the grass and shout; warelafakrwi, warelafakrwi.

 

 

 

A classic Jimmy Jones joke

 

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