Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Botswanan school lunch program

Found on the Internets:

A friend who was in the Peace Corps in Botswana way back related the tale of the school’s hot lunch program – they shot and cooked a cow every day (or at least several times per week). He learned this by hearing the gunshot on his first morning of teaching.

One day, the cow broke loose, and ran away. The guy with the rifle shot it as it ran, dropping it in the soccer field. Not having a front-end loader, they butchered it on the spot.

That Saturday, when the visiting team arrived for soccer, they saw the humongous bloodstain on the soccer field, and refused to play. Not for sanitary reasons, but because they figured that Something Bad had happened to the last visiting team.

-- Badtux the Amused Penguin


  1. So do they kill all the cows on the field now? It might lead to their teams most successful year ever!

  2. I think I will pass this on to the Buccaneers coaching staff. Tampa Bay needs al the help they can get.


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