For the sake of our more squeamish readers (particularly with lunch coming up soon), we're going to put the picture that goes with this caption (from the Cellar's ever-amusing "Image of the Day") after the jump:
"The official [caption] says this guy is from the Meishan tribe and this is a tribal festival. Now my question to you is this: why does there always have to be some weird tribal connection to body modification and nails through the chest and etc.? It seems like there is always talk about ritual, religion, tribalism and so forth, surrounding these things.
The fact that this is happening in China tells us maybe it has a universal nature -- have different cultures have picked up the practice independently?"
Now, click "more" to see what he's talking about -- if you dare...