A 22-year-old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants' goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor injuries. On Lucia the goat was also guarded by the Swedish radio and TV personality Gert Fylking, most famous for every year screaming "äntligen" (finally) when the Swedish Academy presented their winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. [ cite news|title=The unburnable goat says thanks|publisher=Arbetarbladet|language=Swedish|url=http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=476327&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=101|date=2007-01-03 ] *2007 According to the Southern Merchant's goat, his little brother – the Natural Science Club's goat – was toppled on 13 December. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of Gävle county. The Visby goat on Gotland burned down, the Yule Goat in Söderköping, Östergötland was torched, and there was an attack on a goat located in Lycksele, Västerbotten. Regarding the fated destruction of the goat, Ms. Wallberg says, “I think the tradition or standard came already the first year in 1966 when the Gävle Goat was set on fire on New Year’s Eve. The Natural Science Club's Yule Goat fared no better, and, as well as being burnt and vandalised, one year it was even run over by a car.cite web|url=http://cityguide.se/gavle/attraktioner/?category=attraktioner&article=3|language=Swedish|work=Gävle City Guide|title=Gävlebocken|publisher=CityGuide|date=2003] English bookmakers made it possible to bet on the goat's destiny from 1988. Gävlebocken has become famous for being destroyed in arson attacks. Despite security measures and the nearby presence of a fire station, the goat has been burned to the ground most … The Southern Merchants' goat survived New Year's Eve and was taken down on 2 January. Due to the positive reaction their Yule Goat received that year, they built another one the following year and from then on.cite web|url=http://hem.passagen.se/nf1/bock/bock.htm|title=Julbocken|publisher=Naturventeskapliga Föreningen|language=Swedish|accessdate=2006-08-26] Until 1985 the Southern Merchants held the world record for the largest Yule Goat, but over the years the Natural Science Club's goat increased in size, and in 1985 their Yule Goat finally made it into the Guinness Book of Records with an official height of 12.5 m (41 ft). Freddy Klassmo, the spokesman for the company that provided the fireproofing in 2006 also stated: "not even napalm can set fire to the goat now". Freddy Klassmo, the spokesman for the company that provided the fireproofing in 2006 also stated: "not even napalm can set fire to the goat now". While the 2013 incarnation is currently unharmed, the goat is a magnet for vandalism and 22 of 37 goats since 1966 have been destroyed, usually by burning.Some burn just days after construction even with ice coats and fire … It was later rebuilt to be taken to Stockholm as a part of protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment. The Natural Science Club's Yule Goat that year measured 14.9 m (49 ft), which earned them another place in the Guinness Book of World Records. That goat escaped with only minor burn marks on the legs. The first goat was insured and Ström got all his money back. Topic: Gävle Goat Watch, featuring goat lover Gerry Attrick ... 1997 – Besides smaller damages caused by fireworks, the goat was unharmed. The next year there was something of a "War of the Yule Goats": the Southern Merchants understood the publicity value of having a Yule Goat and erected a huge goat, the Natural Science Club erected a smaller one in protest. The Goat Committee's faith in the fireproofing for the 2006 goat led them to cut down the guard and furthermore, they boldly claimed that "the goat will never burn again". [cite news|title=Santa and gingerbread man get Gävle's goat|date=2005-12-04|url=http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2620|work=The Local] [ cite news|title=That's why I burned the goat in Gävle|publisher=Aftonbladet|language=Swedish|date=2003-12-17|url=http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/debatt/story/0,2789,406509,00.html ] *2002 A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants' goat on fire, but failed. They just wanted a picture taken for their internet site and had not remembered that the webcams also took pictures. *1986 The merchants of Gävle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. [8][21][22][23] Despite their efforts, the goat has been destroyed a total of 36 times, including the most recent incident, on 27 November 2016, when an arsonist equipped with petrol burned it down, just hours after its inauguration. *1982 Burned down on Lucia (December 13th). It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. Until 1985 the Southern Merchants held the world record for the largest Yule Goat, but over the years the Natural Science Club's goat increased in size, and in 1985 their Yule Goat made it into the Guinness Book of Records with an official height of 12.5 metres (41 ft). The claims were not generally given much credit: even the chief of the Gävle fire brigade expressed his doubts. [cite web|url=http://www.indek.kth.se/burningbock.htm|title=Burning Bock|publisher=Sven Bergvall and Jacob Östberg ] * In the mid-1980s, Gunnar Hedman, from the village of Rödänge in Österfärnebo, Gästrikland decided he was going to build his own goat. [13] In 2001, the goat was burned down by a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio in the United States, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000 Swedish kronor in damages. Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II. [ cite news|title=The unburnable goat says thanks|publisher=Arbetarbladet|language=Swedish|url=http://www.arbetarbladet.se/local_article.php?id=476327&avdelning_1=101&avdelning_2=101|date=2007-01-03 ] *2007 According to the Southern Merchant's goat, his little brother – the Natural Science Club's goat – was toppled on 13 December. From this point on there were two goats built, the Southern Merchants' and the School of Vasa's. The creator of the original 1966 goat, Stig Gavlén, thought that the Natural Science Club's goat had unfairly won the title of the largest Yule Goat because the goat was not as attractive as the Southern Merchants' goat and the neck was excessively long. 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