Thursday, March 26, 2009

Before we leave Mongolia, I simply had to share this...

Mongolia is unique. It is the only country I know of that boasts of Contortionist gymnastics as a national sport...please check this out. I could scarcely believe my eyes!

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And now for a bit of authentic Mongolian culture. The man in the green is performing "Turvan Throat Singing." Not as easy as you would think!

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9 comments:

  1. This is crazy! If i had even a small fraction of her flexibility I would be happy.

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  2. OK, three words . . . chiropractor on speed-dial! Ouch! What an amazing talent, one I'm sure I could never foster. She's incredible.

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  3. Diane, Amanda here (Bri's friend). I have to say I have been reading your blog for a long time, but have never commented. That contortionist is AMAZING. So glad you shared!

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  4. That contortionist could use a new dj. But other than that she is pretty good.

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  5. i can't even touch my toes! oh, the shame.

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  6. i'm not gonna lie...i actually had to stop watching the contortionist...really. i couldn't finish.
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    wow.
    wow.
    wow.

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  7. ah. maze. ing. but i have to admit both videos made my stomach churn. :)

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  8. wow, that was amazing! What do they feed their mothers during pregnancy?!?

    I love your blog Auntie Di, and I had so much fun spending time with you and the rest of the family last weekend! We really should do that again sometime!

    Hope to see you soon :)

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  9. what's the big deal? don't you remember me doing similar moves in that aerobics class we took a few (several!) years ago?!

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