[1]Hikers find 140 buttered shoes

Hikers find 140 buttered shoes

On a remote mountain, in Sweden, with half a kilo of butter in each shoe.

“If we knew who had done this we could make them clean this mess up,” Alf Kjaellstroem, a province spokesman told AP today.

“It’s not going to be pretty when the butter starts to rot. And we have to wait for the snow so we can get up there with the snowmobile.”

Let’s see. That’s 154 pounds of butter, plus seventy pair of shoes at let’s say 3 pounds per pair, making 364 pounds someone backpacked up a mountain.

Hmmm how would you react if, while backpacking in a remote area, you came across 140 shoes filled with butter? I expect I would carefully survey the area to ascertain not having been teleported to a different galaxy, whip out my trusty cell phone/camera and take several photos. Then, get the hell out of there! Heck for one thing, bears probably like butter…

The find was similar to one done by artist Yu Xiuzhen’s in 1996. His exhibit, Shoes With Butter <see photo>, was laid out in the Tibetan mountains surrounding Lhasa, China.