Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ruminant Gets Crappy End of Stick, Again.

Probably not by meat goats, or for meat goats, but about meat goats I'll wager

From the BBC:

Goats sacrificed to fix Nepal jet

Nepal's state-run airline has confirmed that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god, following technical problems with one of its aircraft.

Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane - a Boeing 757 - at Kathmandu airport.

The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection, whose symbol is seen on the company's planes.

The airline said that after Sunday's ceremony the plane successfully completed a flight to Hong Kong.

"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," senior airline official Raju KC was quoted as saying by Reuters.


Yeah! Suck that Dawkins and your atheist ilk! A pair of dead goats made an aircraft fly- lets see your "science" beat that!

I do like how the BBC notes the aircraft model, as if it is implied that different aircraft require different sacrifices. A chicken for a Gulfstream, half a herd of gnu for a 747....

2 comments:

SkookumJoe said...

you don't suppose they meant "Meet Goats Monthly" a sort of dating service for the hooved

weasel said...

Or perhaps it is one of those bogus looking work from home ads: meet goats monthly, earn $$$$ from the comfort of your own computer.

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