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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:36 AM
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Students flock to miracle calf
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:36 AM by bemildred
Phnom Penh - Students were flocking in their hundreds to make offerings of money and incense to the dead body of a two-headed calf in the belief it was a gift from heaven that may increase their brainpower, provincial police said on Sunday.

Koh Sotin district police chief Yit Yoeun of Kompong Cham province, about 130km north-east of the capital, said that the calf had been born last Thursday and word had spread quickly that it was a miracle which may help students pass upcoming exams.

The calf's owner had packed the animal's body in ice to preserve it for worshippers, who pay anything from a few cents to a few dollars for an audience, he added.

"Students donate money and pray to the calf with incense because maybe they think that the two-headed calf is a clever calf from God and it might help them become clever students, too," Yit Yoeun told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa by telephone.

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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:12 AM
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1. Doggone editor of the student newspaper bluelined the rest of the story.
"Koh Sotin district police chief Yit Yoeun of Kompong Cham province, about 130km north-east of the capital, said that the calf had been born last Thursday and word had spread quickly that it was a miracle which may help students pass upcoming exams."

The students were intirely misled, because the "word" should have added "if they stay in and study for the exams."

:evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:04 AM
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2. There was a two-headed calf in a museum in small-town Kansas,
not too far from where I grew up, but no one ever told me it could have given me good grades, dammit. :(
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