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LOTTO VULTURES RESORT TO BIRD-BRAINED SCHEME

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Posted by abeodbart December 31, 2009 at 8:15 am

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The traditional medicinal practice of smoking dried vulture brains to induce a vision of winning lotto numbers is killing off the bird’s population in South Africa, researchers say.

Scelo, a young healer in downturn Johannesburg’s market for muti, or traditional medicine, says the birds are becoming more scarce.

“I only have one every three or four months,” he said.

“Everybody asks for the brain. You see things that people can’t see. For lotto, you dream the numbers.”

ABC News (thanks, Tammy)

COMMENTS
December 31, 2009 at 8:55 am
Jenny Vuong says:

WOW!!!
now that is just awesome…in a sick way…
but i really do feel for the birds, poor things…
I’d hate to have my brains smoked….but then again, that would actually first require me to have a brain.. :)


December 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

I think I’ll just stick to using family birthday numbers, thanks……

LC x


December 31, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Jess xxx says:

Smoking vulture brain makes you dream of the winning lotto numbers….The secret’s out, Derren. ;)

Who comes up with this crap?!


December 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm
MC8 says:

How is it traditional? Surely lotto numbers haven’t been around for that long…


December 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm
Mike says:

They believe some pretty weird stuff in Africa. Did you ever hear of the Virgin Cure?

http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/april/virgin.htm


January 3, 2010 at 8:51 pm
bluecat says:

So… lets get this right – they quoted someone who eats this stuff every three or four months and says it’s great for predicting the lottery. Did the reporter not think to ask him how often he’s won the lottery? Hmmm?


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