Carbon lifeforms use frozen water ritual to cure ailments: biologists

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A witch-doctor performs the ritual.

A PRIMITIVE race inhabiting a rock planet on the outer reaches of the galaxy have adopted a ritual using frozen water to try and cure their ailments, a biology expedition has revealed.

A team from the University of Galactic Centre uncovered the behaviour during their orbital observation of the planet.

Team leader Doctor Canneatebe Trainnslayted said it appeared as though some of the species’ leaders and witch-doctors had sacrificed themselves by pouring a solidified version of dihydrogen oxide over their heads.

“This sensation would be unpleasant to most homo sapiens, who usually would not bathe in this frozen version of the substance due to its extreme temperature,” he said.

“We believe the witch-doctors perform this ritual to summon a malevolent deity known as ‘Money’, who they believe will use its supernatural power to infect the species’ scientists with the knowledge necessary to cure the disease.” Read more of this post

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