Japan was saved from the Mongolians of Genghis Khan by a typhoon that destroyed Khan's army. The typhoon was named "Kamikaze" after the god of wind, Shinto. Just as the typhoon saved their ancestors, the Japanese army in 1937 revived this name and during World War II, believed they would be saved in battle. In the dry regions of India and Nepal, Hindus coax showers from the sky. During a drought in 2002, a drought in western Nepal brought the women of the villages into the fields at midnight, in the nude. After locking their husbands inside their homes they tilled the fields to appease the Hindu god of rain, Lord Indra. Days later, rain fell on the region, as the husbands were expected to clean, dust and vacuum the residence, do the laundry, assist the children with homework, schedule after-school activities, prepare breakfast lunch and dinner and begin filing the tax returns!
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