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Goat Sacrifice

I’m not sure what to make of this story reported on the BBC today, a goat has been sacrificed to fix a Nepal jet at Kathmandu airport!

Apparently the goat was sacrificed in front of the Boeing 757 to fix a persistent electrical fault that had lead to a number of delays in recent week. The offering was made to the Hindu god of sky protection Akash Bhairab, whose symbol is shown on Nepal Airlines plane’s.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 at 1:07 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (2)


  1. Slevi says:

    Unless you’re a vegetarian I’d say not much when it comes to the goat, after all it’s just a single goat. Doesn’t compare to the millions of other animals which die daily but don’t get their picture in the papers.

    As for the passengers on the plane though, I hope there’s really a Buddha god on their side or the plane is simply having some minor malfunctioning.

  2. Keiron says:

    This is very true! I just found it an interesting method for fixing things… We have thousands of problems at work with our equipment. I wonder if I sacrificed something in front of one of them it would start to work again…. Hmmm, I could draw up a shortlist!

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