Devilish Costume Jump

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Remember how Evel Knievel used to jump over greyhound busses in his star-spangled jumpsuits?

Apparently, there’s a new trend in jumping stuff…and all you need is a devil costume and some babies.

The baby jumping event, known as the “El Colacho,” has been held in Spain’s Castrillo village since 1620 in celebration of the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi.

spanish-baby-jump-pic.jpgA man costumed as “Colacho”, a character representing the devil, jumps over rows of babies, drawing the devil’s evil with him as he leaps, leaving the babies “cleansed.”

The truly scary part about all this is (surprisingly, not the costume) the fact that, according to BBC News, “No one was injured in this year’s event,” which begs the question, “What kind of injuries have there been in the past?”

Costume malfunctions? The Colacho falling mid-jump? Babies rolling off the mattresses?

And wouldn’t you like to know what those babies are thinking?


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