Um...what the heck?

So birds are dropping dead - midflight - from the sky in Arkansas. The reports state that there have been thousands of them. I know it's Arkansas and all, but I've visited the state and there's some really pretty country down there.

Early reports state that the birds died from blood clots due to a blunt trauma. Suggestions of heart attacks due to being struck by lightning, or "something like that." I know there were bad storms in Arkansas on New Year's Eve, but I'm not buying that. I don't have a viable solution, but I'm not buying lightning strikes so intense that the vacuum created was enough to kill thousands of birds at the exact same time the exact same way in the exact same place. I mean, I might by it, because I really don't know all that much about light waves and the energy created by a lightning strike and a scientist did say it.

But then it happened again in Louisiana like 3 days later!

In this instance, people walking down the street were getting hit in the head by the birds. The birds are dead or dying when they hit the ground...I'm not gonna lie, I'm kinda freaked out.

Oh wait...maybe things will be okay. Mike Seaver says they will, anyway.


PHSChemGuy said...

At this point, I expect a whole bunch more reports like this because of the simplicity of mass hysteria.

Our frosh principal asked me about it yesterday when I passed him in the hall. He was convinced it was something chemical.

calencoriel said...

That did toxicology reports and there was no poison or chemicals in their systems, though.

Can you think of anything that could account for all of the bird dying in the exact same way at the exact same time in the exact same place?

and then do it again?

achilles3 said...

Along with my seed, this is actually another sign that the apocalypse is upon us.

PHSChemGuy said...

Turns out that I was close. These events aren't terrifically unusual just coincidentally near each other and more widely reported.

Apparently there are dozens of these sorts of events around the country in a typical few months, enough that the USGS NWHC keeps a webpage listing them all...