Monday, 24 January 2011

Thousands Of Fishermen Empty Lake In Minutes

On one day of the year the Dogon people of Mali can fish in the sacred water of Lake Antogo. It's every fisherman for himself as the lake is emptied in minutes.



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(thanks Cora)

8 comment(s):

Rik said...

That's what they should do with the Northsea too! It gets a year to recover after each frenzy!

Anonymous said...

sick. how is that any fun?
gross

Gerard said...

Why is this sick? Why is this gross? There are lots of things that we do that seems gross to other cultures.
It's part of their culture and we have to respect that.

R2K said...

Yes, they must be the ones contacted by aliens from Sirius. Clearly they would be my choice if I came to earth around the time of ancient Egypt, mostly because they are great at environmental conservation.

Anonymous said...

what are they gonna eat tomorrow ?

Cecelia said...

@Gerard

I couldn't agree more. If it was part of their culture to mutilate a young girl's genitals or perform honor killings as part of their culture we have to respect that as well.

Alivia said...

Looks like fun.

Anonymous said...

Nuke the site from orbit!
It's the only way to be sure....