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(Telegraph)   It's the time of year when thoughts turn to holiday traditions, such as the odds of whether your four-ton goat will be burned or not this year   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2012-11-30 12:13:33 PM  
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This is a new tradition in the making, folks.


A hundred years from now, the Burn the Goat / Save the Goat ritual will follow strict formal rules and people in both camps will bet huge sums of money on the outcome.

...and it will spread to other countries where it will be adjusted to pre-existing local customs:

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2012-11-30 11:58:54 AM  
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Hay that is too moist (>20% moisture) can spontaneously combust. Therefore a clever way to secretly burn the thing down is to plug a hose into the middle of the bales, crank the water for a bit, and wait a few days.

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