21 August 2008

Blessed ... TO DEATH!

From yahoo!, a 25 year old Bangladesh man has been killed and eaten by a crocodile. That's a horrible thing, made worse for the fact that his mother was there.

The fun part? The man was visiting a Muslim shrine where the crocodile and four of its brethren reside and was attempting to receive the croc's blessing.

You get that? Visiting crocs for a blessing? Just what do you think a blessing from a crocodile looks like? Just a nibble?

The shrine itself is fairly popular, with hundreds of pilgrims visiting each day to sacrifice goats and chickens to the crocs living in the pond. According to the article, part of the ritual involves bathing in the water with the crocs. Let's sum up: pond o' water, 5 crocodiles, bloody chicken and goat parts, bathing. Sounds like a smart idea to me. It's a miracle that people aren't eaten more frequently.

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At August 31, 2008 9:57 p.m., Blogger Mona Albano said...

Ouch! Double ouch! People do the darndest things.

Are you going to be able to get to the Centre for Inquiry in downtownish Toronto Oct. 31 to meet Prof. PZ Myers? I just bailed out of an invitation to go to Florida that week so I can go.

At September 02, 2008 3:59 p.m., Blogger King Aardvark said...

I would love to go but given that it's Halloween, I will likely be off at some party or whatnot. Sucky timing.

Ok, I lied. I have no life and will be huddled in the basement sucking down bags of candy.


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