Equestrian paper offerings for Olympic sports fans in heaven?

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 August, 2008, 12:00am

Apparently those living in this world aren't the only ones who care about sport, as this photo illustrated.

A reader has sent us this photo of paper horses recently found lined up on the street. These paper horses, just like other paper offerings, will be burnt and are believed to reach deceased loved ones living in another world. The emergence of such paper horses could be explained in two ways: first, those who have passed from this world to the next are seriously bored; second, those who have ordered these paper horses really cared for their deceased loved ones and hoped that they would not miss the Olympic equestrian events to be held in the city. Whatever the reasons, we shouldn't take these paper horses as a bad omen. Just like the Joker's motto in The Dark Knight, 'Why so serious?'