A cancer sufferer travelled thousands of miles across China to buy a two-legged goat that walks on its hind legs because he admires its strong spirit. Wang Xinmin, who suffers from lymphoma, journeyed from his hometown in Fuyang in eastern China’s Anhui Province to buy the animal for 4,500 Yuan (£450) in Zhoukou in Henan Province. The 31-year-old made the decision after reading a newspaper report about how the goat had taught itself to walk after being born with only two hind legs.
"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending."
the wodaabe are a nomadic people populating the sahel desert of west africa. once a year in a few select locations (here in niger), their tribe will gather to celebrate the tradition of gerewol, often referred to as a male beauty pageant, where the men painstakingly prepare themselves and then perform in front of an opinionated female crowd in the hopse of attracting their affectations.
when adorned and ready, the men begin the boisterous raume dance marathon, in which they sporadically mimic the posture and movements of the magical white egret. wodaabe women favor tallness, white eyes and teeth, and facial symmetry in their men, and both the dance and makeup job serve to accentuate these features.