The Goat is Doomed

You know, maybe they should accept that the goat is fated to burn, and actually organise and celebrate the event rather than try to prevent the inevitable?

A giant straw goat erected each Christmas in a northern Swedish town has been burned down - yet again.

The 13m-high (43ft) animal in Gavle has been torched 23 times since it was first erected in 1966. It has also been hit by a car and had its legs cut off.

... just 10 of the goats, which are built in the town's central square, have survived beyond Christmas since 1966.