Online.ie, Aug. 9, 2002
online.ie 09 Aug 2002
A village in eastern Bangladesh has cooked up an answer to the threat of floods – fortune cookies filled with religious writings.
The people of Haimchar village have piled thousands of whole-wheat cookies stuffed with verses from the Koran _ Islam‘s holy book _ by the Meghna River to stop it bursting its banks, local reports said today.
Over the last week, they have placed more than 125,000 of the ‘talisman’ cookies along a six-mile stretch of the Meghna in Chandpur district, 40 miles east of Dhaka.