Monday, February 26

C'mon, Kites?

This might sound bad, but why can't that part of the World just hold an event without people getting maimed or killed?

(AP/CBS) At least 11 people died and more than 100 people were injured at an annual spring festival in eastern Pakistan celebrated with the flying of thousands of colorful kites, officials said Monday.

The deaths and injuries were caused by stray bullets, sharpened kite-strings, electrocution and people falling off rooftops
The kite strings are covered in ground up glass to cut the strings of other kite flyers. Really? Glass covered strings? And it's not just one or two people doing all this.
Police arrested more than 700 people for using sharpened kite strings or firing guns, and seized 282 illegally held weapons during this year's festival, said Aftab Cheema, a senior Lahore police officer.
It's a different way of life for sure.