Shocking video of Indian reality show contestants eating glass bulbs and much more

Last year at this time, a video of a Dutch So You Think You Can Dance auditioner dancing on his penis went viral, and now, another audition on an international talent show is blowing up, thanks to contestants who eat glass bulbs and get run over by a car, among other things that should destroy their bodies but do not.

On the Indian competition Adhurs: The Ultimate Talent Show, which seems similar to America’s Got Talent. The International Business Times reports that the group “Warriors of Goja were rewarded with 300,000 rupees for their efforts, which is the equivalent of about $5,800 USD.”

Blogger Jason Kottke said it best: “I’ve been on the web for 17 years now, I’m a professional link finder, and I have never in my life seen anything like these guys.” Watch:

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.