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Need Rain? Get Your Daughters To Plow Naked July 24, 2009

Posted by Michael in Gardening.
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This is a great idea.

PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.

I love it.  These people have come up with a brilliant way to make the best  of a bad situation.

FATHERS:  Hey girls, you’re going to have to plow naked again, because we need rain.

DAUGHTERS:  Yay!

YOUNG MEN:  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

“They (villagers) believe their acts would get the weather gods badly embarrassed, who in turn would ensure bumper crops by sending rains,” Upendra Kumar, a village council official, said from Bihar’s remote Banke Bazaar town.

“This is the most trusted social custom in the area and the villagers have vowed to continue this practice until it rains very heavily.”

I betcha that’s a vow they are going to keep.

via Naked girls plow fields for rain | Oddly Enough | Reuters.

Comments»

1. MCPO Airdale - July 24, 2009

TUUUSHAAAAR!!!!

*shakes fist at sky*

2. Mr. Matamoros - July 24, 2009

I didn’t know Tushar was a rain god…

3. Mrs. Peel - July 24, 2009

*makes note for next drought*

4. Brian - July 24, 2009

These people know more about the weather and climate than Al Gore.

5. Michael - July 24, 2009

*makes note to track rainfall in Houston*

6. geoff - July 24, 2009

I’m a little parched over here.

Just sayin’.

7. lauraw - July 24, 2009

I don’t think the girls were thrilled with the idea, Michael.

After sunset, India probably has bugs that can turn a young lady into an empty wineskin.

DEEEEEEETTTTT!!

8. Dave in Texas - July 24, 2009

we don’t need rain that badly here in Texas.

I withdraw all of my complaints.

102. Love you!

9. geoff - July 24, 2009

After sunset, India probably has bugs that can turn a young lady into an empty wineskin.

Still awfully dry here. And I’d let the naked girls come inside after sunset.

Yes I would.

*nods like Dave, only with sagacity and stuff*

10. John Stansbury - July 24, 2009

TTIUWP

11. Michael - July 24, 2009

I don’t think the girls were thrilled with the idea, Michael.

Aw bullshit. They like struttin’ their stuff nekkid. Like KC never closing her miniblinds. Same thing.

12. cbullitt - July 25, 2009

Damn, there’s no farms around here within binocular distance.


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