In , Horace Miner published a paper in the American Anthropologist titled " Body Ritual Among the Nacirema ," in which he described some of the bizarre rituals and practices of a little-known tribe -- the Nacirema -- living in North America. Consider this example: "Special women's rites are performed only four times during each lunar month, but what they lack in frequency is made up in barbarity. As part of this ceremony, women bake their heads in small ovens for about an hour. Recently, I spent some time digging deeper into the Nacirema culture. After long hours of research, I uncovered additional information about the Nacirema's mating and coupling customs, which, of course, piqued my interest given my specialty as a dating coach and columnist.
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