Sumo referees bring babies to tears in annual crying contest

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 6, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 6:33 PM

JAPAN – Hundreds of babies in Japan gathered for an annual contest where the objective is to make the babies cry as loud as possible.

Sumo referees accomplish the goal by screaming at the babies. The Japanese believe the annual ritual wards off bad spirits.

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