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#1 nicklouse

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:32 PM

live goat cam 2014

 

The biggest Christmas Goat in the world

The strange history of the Gävle Goat began in 1966. A man named Stig Gavlén came up with the idea of making a giant version of the traditional Swedish Christmas goat of straw. The aim was to attract customers to the the shops and restaurants in the southern part of the town centre.

On 2 December the 13-metre (42,6 feet) tall, 7-metre long, 3 tonne goat stood on the square. At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, the goat went up in smoke. The perpetrator was found and charged with vandalism. The Gävle Goat has been burned down 25 times since then.

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http://www.visitgavle.se/en

 

I wonder how long he will live this year.

Traditions die hard, after 11 years in Sweden it has become a bit of an obsession.

 



#2 lyndseyp27

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:07 PM

Aww its a cutie



#3 Badboytunes

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:50 PM

what the hell.. Must be the drugs they smoke. LOL


Edited by Badboytunes, 03 December 2014 - 05:50 PM.


#4 nicklouse

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:53 AM

still standing this year
http://www.visitgavl...n/the-gavlegoat

Edited by nicklouse, 17 December 2015 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:25 AM

It doesn't appear to have any eyes. Are you sure it isn't a deer?

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:30 AM

No eye dear.....





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Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:34 AM

Can't get in to the link. Does it have legs?


Still no idea.

I'm here all week.

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:00 AM

Can't get in to the link. Does it have legs?
Still no idea.
I'm here all week.

Yes it has legs
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Here a pic from the link.

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#9 nicklouse

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:00 PM

Fy fan.

Did not last long this year.

Gone up in flames already.

http://www.aftonblad...icle23999324.ab

Edited by nicklouse, 27 November 2016 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:46 PM

That sucks !!!

 

:angry:  :angry:  :angry:



#11 nicklouse

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

it is that time of year again.

 

http://www.visitgavle.se/en/gavle-goat

 

when will it burn?



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:30 PM

a bit more info

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Gävle_goat



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

Strangely one of the first things I do after the important stuff is check the goat.

 

I've bookmarked it and so far the goat is looking good, hope this isn't tempting fate.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:29 AM

I'm betting this year the lights on it will short out and catch the thing on fire.



#15 M J W J

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:06 PM

I like how it has become more of a tradition to try and burn the thing rather than celebrate the actual goat thing itself.




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