Yahoo Answers Philippines is Hilarious
There are lots of “open” questions listed in Yahoo Answers Philippines, but this one by pero_102 is particularly interesting:
Is it true that blood of innocent children are poured in the foundation of bridges?
Ok, I totally understand superstitions and urban legends. But some of the answers to the question above are absolutely weird.
As of this writing, there are four proposed answers. User Kwago attempted sensibility, saying “Blood of innocent porkies, goats or any animal… That is an urban legend youre talking about.” But before him, along came Mo Fayed:
Not any more. They have to make do with unclaimed child offenders the police have in the cells. These can not be called innocent, but the Churches no longer sell altar boys.
And before him came Matt T (marked as a Top Contributor!):
Yes it’s true especially durig the 1970s-1980s.
This is done to ensure that the existing structure would be strengthenes due to the child’s innocent blood. Children are preferred particularly, but chickens, pigs, and goats are also offered. Also, skeletons have been embedded in the structures because they represent growing strength.
During the construction of the North Luzon Expressway during the Marcos years, the long bridge in the Bulacan-Pampanga border is said to contain the skeletons of lots of children who have disappeared from Bulacan and Pampanga.
And the answer of Scanner—another top contributor—takes the cake:
No. But there are many horror stories and situations where stuff like this has happened. A lot of horrible things continue to happen in Africa, such as having sex with toddlers 2 yo or younger to cure aids.
To all of them (except for Kwago), all I can is What?!?!?! Seriously, if Yahoo Answers Philippines wants a more “serious” community—and the reputation as a place where real are to be found, shouldn’t they start discouraging these kind of proposed answers?
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