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Madison Researchers Solve Dead Bird Mystery
tmj4.com ^ | 1/6/2010 | AP

Posted on 01/06/2011 9:20:47 PM PST by LukeL

BEEBE, Ark. (AP) -- Preliminary lab results show the blackbirds that fell from the sky in central Arkansas died from blunt force trauma

(Excerpt) Read more at todaystmj4.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: aflockalypse; birds; birdsuicide; death; madison
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Does anyone buy this crap?
1 posted on 01/06/2011 9:20:51 PM PST by LukeL
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To: LukeL

The bigger question is: How does one inflict blunt force trauma on 5000 bird in the air at the same time?


2 posted on 01/06/2011 9:23:54 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: LukeL

Well, the John Edwards ambulance-chasers who might be able to extract legal liability from the suspected fireworks that might have panicked the birdies into possibly running into each other might buy it if they think they can sell it to a jury.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 9:25:00 PM PST by sinanju
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To: LukeL

Shouldn’t there be mixed species?

How come it doesn’t happen every New Years and 4th of July.

Don’t they know the answer to every question is global warming or Bush to blame?


4 posted on 01/06/2011 9:25:38 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Mariner

The bigger question is: How does one inflict blunt force trauma on 5000 bird in the air at the same time?


Well that’s obvious — the UFO. <-—Sarcasm


5 posted on 01/06/2011 9:26:19 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: LukeL

I blame Amish extremists. They’re merciless extremism knows no bounds.


6 posted on 01/06/2011 9:26:21 PM PST by Merrittk
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To: Mariner

With a “whack-whack” here and a “whack-whack” there, I guess...


7 posted on 01/06/2011 9:26:39 PM PST by sinanju
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To: LukeL

NO! BS


8 posted on 01/06/2011 9:26:42 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Good question..People seem to easily pass it off to weather, etc., but BS. We would see tis all the time if that were the case...


9 posted on 01/06/2011 9:27:55 PM PST by devane617 (NEVER feed your cats canned Tuna fish. Mercury poisoning.)
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To: LukeL

Birds often die from blunt force trauma when they smash into the ground... So maybe the question is, why’d 5,000 birds all of a sudden crash to the ground?


10 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:00 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Mariner

Crash ‘em into something. The ground would work.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:23 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: LukeL
It was those speeding, invisible UFO's that did it. Like a car hitting bugs. Either that or Helen Thomas was in the area......... que in the music for In Search of with Leonard Nemoy
12 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:32 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Mariner

I think it means they were alive when they hit the ground. Which begs the question . . .


13 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:33 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: devane617
Ever hear of the mystery goo that fell over a Washington town a couple of times and made many people sick?

We know the government has done many tests on us and that is what they have disclosed.

14 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:57 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Mariner

Probably bumped into a thunderhead.


15 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:00 PM PST by pankot
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To: patriot preacher
Well that’s obvious — the UFO. <-—Sarcasm

You beat me to it!

16 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:45 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: LukeL

Any windmill farms in the area?


17 posted on 01/06/2011 9:30:45 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Mariner

“The bigger question is: How does one inflict blunt force trauma on 5000 bird in the air at the same time?”

Easy if you’re Jackie Chan with a baseball bat.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 9:31:10 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: LukeL

The Vets in Arkansas said the died from blunt force trauma so this just verifies what they determined.


19 posted on 01/06/2011 9:31:48 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: LukeL

Testing out the Low Frequency TEA PARTY repellent.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 9:31:59 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Hunton Peck

“Which begs the question . . .”

How does one pick up the ground and smack a bunch of flying birds with it?


21 posted on 01/06/2011 9:32:30 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Mariner
The bigger question is: How does one inflict blunt force trauma on 5000 bird in the air at the same time?

Hail.

There was a thunderstorm at the time.

22 posted on 01/06/2011 9:32:52 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Mariner

When Slick and Her Thighness went back to Arkansas, 5,000 birds dropped dead.


23 posted on 01/06/2011 9:33:12 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: REDWOOD99

Exactly! :-)


24 posted on 01/06/2011 9:34:11 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Cobra64

So your hypothesis is flying ashtrays?


25 posted on 01/06/2011 9:35:28 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Mariner

I heard ornithologist from Chicago explain how the blunt force possibly occurred.
These birds roost in huge numbers, they are inactive at night.
When startled in the night they tend to have mass panic, all try to avoid whatever started panic. They are known to fly at 30mph, in the dark they tend to mid air collisons.

This ornithologist indicated that roosts were in excess of 100k + birds. So 5k in collison related deaths was not unusual.
Same ornithologist posited that reason this getting so much air time, is due to fish die off and 5000 birds cluttering the ground.


26 posted on 01/06/2011 9:35:54 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: All

Hey, it looks like the FR clock is fixed, along with the “Activity” tab. Happy New Year!


27 posted on 01/06/2011 9:38:25 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: LukeL

Bird version of Heaven’s Gate


28 posted on 01/06/2011 9:39:16 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: dragonblustar

Aren’t you supposed to be able to see those UFOs during the night, though? (I still can’t believe I sat through that entire movie)


29 posted on 01/06/2011 9:39:44 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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Anyone here ever seen the last 2 episodes of the second season of Millennium?

Anyhoo, I’m guessing it’s something to do with the magnetic field of the earth, or released methane pockets.


30 posted on 01/06/2011 9:40:38 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: patriot preacher

The way the jet stream has been lately and the way the arctic air has been coming down, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these got caught in bad weather and froze. we had like a real big spike in temperature and then it dropped very quickly in a day and then this stuff started happening.


31 posted on 01/06/2011 9:41:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: All

Question is:

Why did 5000 birds fall asleep while flying.


32 posted on 01/06/2011 9:43:05 PM PST by sleddogs
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To: LukeL

If the birds smashed into ‘cars and rooftops’, per the story...wouldn’t a lot of cars be damaged?


33 posted on 01/06/2011 9:43:05 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: LukeL; Mariner

Now they are saying the birds are dieing... dying...
unalive... (really, I wish Daniel Webster had put
some thought into how that word SHOULD be spelled?)
from blunt force trauma. My theory is they are flying
right into cloaked alien spacecraft .

Yup... that’s what I think.

(placing tinfoil hat firmly on head)


34 posted on 01/06/2011 9:44:50 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: LukeL
That supports the theory that fireworks on New Year's Eve spooked the birds and sent them flying into cars, houses and each other and plummeting to their deaths.

It is surprising that birds never did that before, especially the "plummeting to their deaths" part. Perhaps global warming is at fault here, or perhaps Bush? :-)

It doesn't take more than a few seconds of bird-watching to realize that a spooked bird never flies into the ground. It flies into the sky. A few birds who failed to learn this trick died young.

35 posted on 01/06/2011 9:46:44 PM PST by Greysard
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To: patriot preacher

hmmm...good point.
You could ask “what would make 5000 lose consciousness”?
Maybe.

I’ve been wondering what sonic booms do to birds.
Not sure why.
Just throwing it out there.


36 posted on 01/06/2011 9:47:16 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: LukeL

You fall from the sky and you are going to die of blunt force trauma. Every time.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 9:48:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: okie01

And tornadoes ..,


38 posted on 01/06/2011 9:51:02 PM PST by katykelly
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To: LukeL

Maybe it’s more important what they DID NOT die from.


39 posted on 01/06/2011 9:52:43 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8swzj-b49mo


40 posted on 01/06/2011 9:53:11 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Mariner

“The bigger question is: How does one inflict blunt force trauma on 5000 bird in the air at the same time?”

Hekyll and Jekyll Syndrome.


41 posted on 01/06/2011 9:53:56 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yup. LOL


42 posted on 01/06/2011 9:54:00 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Scotswife; Mariner; LukeL

I know what you’re thinking. “The birds may have
flown into a cloaked UFO, but how does that
explain the dead fish?” It’s too easy. THEY
swam into a cloaked alien submarine. Of course.


43 posted on 01/06/2011 9:54:25 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: okie01
Konked on the bean by hail stones?

More likely a drunken New Year's Eve bird party.

44 posted on 01/06/2011 9:55:39 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: LukeL

It’s like a similar lame excuse for the two guys who “confessed” to making all of the crop circles in England.


45 posted on 01/06/2011 9:57:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LukeL

like the old joke, it’s not the fall that hurts, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom


46 posted on 01/06/2011 9:59:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jo Nuvark

LOL!

I was thinking more along the lines of - jets in training since some of them were near Little Rock.
But people would have reported a boom.


47 posted on 01/06/2011 10:02:04 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: LukeL

48 posted on 01/06/2011 10:04:38 PM PST by garjog
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To: sleddogs
Maybe they were asleep and then flew. Sleepflying. Why not?
49 posted on 01/06/2011 10:04:42 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yeah ‘cuz actually watching those guys MAKE a crop circle is just further proof of how our eyes are plotting against us, too.


50 posted on 01/06/2011 10:05:10 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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