Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas goat fights fire


Story: "Vandals tried to set fire to a giant straw goat in central Sweden but failed to burn down the traditional Christmas monument, which has been soaked with flame-resistant chemicals, officials said Friday.

The overnight raid was the season's first attack on the 13-meter-high (43-foot-high) Christmas goat in the city of Gavle, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Stockholm. The goat has been burned down more than 20 times in the last 40 years in what has become a yule tradition.

"Somebody tried to set fire to the right front leg, but the flame-resistant chemical worked 100 percent," said Kurt Lagerholm, chairman of the goat committee.

"There's smell of gasoline and the ribbon is a bit smutty, but otherwise it's unhurt," he said."


Merry Christmas, have a great weekend.

6 comments:

DAWEED said...
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DAWEED said...

A. make napalm bombs.
B. inject the goat with gasoline so that it gets inside it and burns from the inside out.
C at least light the lights on fire for a cool effect.

Detective J said...

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that the ECLU if they exist there hasn't filed a lawsuit since other animals weren't made. This is absurd! I mean you can't celebrate one animal and not others:o)

TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

Where is this thing again?
I'll bet I can make it burn.

First try too.

Palm boy said...

That would indeed be a Jason fire to remember.