Buddha puts his foot in it

Thousands flock to waterfall for frog-rubbing frenzy

A large puddle in Thailand was the unlikely scene of a mass pilgrimage this week, as believers raced to see evidence of a visit by Buddha.

According to reports, the puddle, located at the top of Had Sai waterfall in Punga province, looks exactly like the footprint of Buddha. We are unable to confirm this as we’ve never seen Buddha’s foot, and his personal chiropodist refused to comment. But believers are convinced that the holy puddle contains sacred water, and many hundreds of them have paddled in it hoping for enlightenment.

Adding to the mystery, the Holy Puddle is home to a small frog, which pilgrims are convinced is the Guardian of the Puddle. The frog was worshipped by the multitudes, who then asked it the most devout of spiritual questions: What can you tell us about next week’s lottery numbers?

Apart from hopping around a little in an agitated manner, the Guardian of the Holy Puddle would reveal nothing of these deep mysteries. So believers have taken the matter into their own hands by rubbing the frog’s back with talcum powder in hopes that the winning numbers will magically appear.

Unfortunately, this has so far achieved nothing except reduce the frog to a very poor state of health. We would urge all pilgrims to throw away their talcum powder and consult our Holy Oracle instead.

Meanwhile, the Godchecker Team are more interested in discovering exactly why Buddha was standing on one leg at the top of a waterfall…


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