Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The rain falls hard on a humdrum town



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In the north Indian region of Kumaon, the traditional remedy for stopping rain is to pour hot oil in the left ear of a dog. The animal’s howls are heard by Indra, God of weather, who stops the rain out of pity for the animal’s suffering. Simple, really."

(Ben Macintrye, The Times)

5 comments:

Jeannette said...

Well, rain does totally suck.

biteyourowntail said...

And it does keep raining here. all the time.

but somehow I'm not convinced torturing dogs is going to stop it - especially as a bunch of pagans are doing a rain dance at Cere Abbott - the one place in the entire country where it isn't bloody raining.

baggelboy said...

We should pour hot oil into the pagans/hippys ears.

Prozacville said...

Now why does this anti-New-Age-ism not surprise me coming from Baggel?

Jon said...

That is truly a horrible thing. Although my my neighbour above me keeps letting his cat roam inside my back courtyard... and it has been raining...