KATHMANDU (Reuters)- 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. Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due the problem. The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said. “The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been. (It’s really not necessary for me to make any snide comments on this one is it? Humanity just rules so fucking hard!)

09.05. filed under: headlines. humanity. wtf.

Now why didn’t they throw the goats right into the whirring engines? It’s like nobody knows how to do a sacrifice any more :(

posted on 09.05 at 11:14 PM.

Wow! This is like when Middle-African tribes-people worshipped planes flying over head as silver bird-gods. Except that Nepal have an airport. With baggage and tickets. And mechanics… presumably.

Sacrifice some mechanics. Then I’ll be impressed.

posted on 09.06 at 10:40 AMPierce

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