The power of dead goats

Who hasn’t experienced mechanical frustration in their life? 

This could be something to try next time the Litamobile won’t start. Mind you, this would make a bit of a mess on the driveway, wouldn’t it?

Officials at Nepal’s state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft.

The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft at Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions.

“The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” said Raju KC, a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

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The scary thing is it appears to have worked. How can you argue with success?

 Guest BitsontheSider: Shaun

Click after the jump to read translation of the text beneath the pic.

Translation of the Nepali text below the photo:  An aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation being offered sacrifice of a goat. This aircraft has a history of recurrent technical problems. The journalist who took this photo was taken in captivity of the airport security personnel for four hours and he was charged Rs. 226 (about $3.50) as a fine on his release.  Photo: Bikash Karki/Kantipur

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One response to “The power of dead goats

  1. you’ve got to be kid-ding!!!

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