Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Gavle Goat of Sweden Burned Down, Again (Video)

Nordic people have been making straw Christmas goats for centuries. The town of Gavle in Sweden has erected a huge Yule Goat each year for decades. And inevitably, someone burns it down. Since 1966, only ten goats escaped the fate of fire. It was burned down again this year.

To protect the goat this year, two livestreaming webcams were set up so that everyone can keep an eye on it. Someone hacked into the system and the webcams went offline long enough for vandals to burn the goat to the ground. Merry Christmas.

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