Sunday, August 15, 2010

Do you believe in Hell?

My sister brought this topic up by telling me about the story of Russian researchers had recorded the sound from hell. Curious to know more, we google about it.

And hey, hoax or not - it's definitely something very interesting.

Anyway, somewhere along in the google-ing activity I found something way better than the Hell discovery.

Castrati singing

Angelic voice I must say.

Castrati is a group of men called castrato. Okay, at this point you can guess what does castrato means right?

A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a man with a singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity

So, I guess castration is the only solution to make sure the men's voice tidak pecah..

I just can't believe my eyes when I read the facts about the whole thing. Its even better than the sounds of hell thingy because this REALLY DID happen. Starting from the 1500-1800. They are castrated at the age of 7 to 9. The illustration on how they did it as well.

It was officially banned by one of the Pope only during the 1900s.

Oh my...

and I thought only dogs yang kena kembiri like that.. Kesian oh.


Anonymous said...

That last one: that's what they should do as a mandatory sentence for r@p1sts and moles7ers. (sorry sia sengaja kasi type gitu supaya bila orang search itu perkataan, website kau ndak tekeluar dlm result... jgn kau, website sia laku for a certain keyword just because someone typed that in the comment.)

Amanda Christine Wong said...

I'm glad castration is a thing in the past. 'Coz last time women weren't allowed to act, so castrated men fill in the roles of women. Or else hollywood would be filled with castrated men!

Gallivanter said...

This is creepy! Haha!