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A Thing We’d Like a Scientific Explanation For ASAP, Please: Dead Animals in Arkansas

It’s all well and good to joke about signs of the end times now and again, but seriously.  When 5,000 birds drop out of the sky New Years Night, and then elsewhere in the state 100,000 fish roll over and beach themselves, it’s time to start looking at man-made causes.

The alternatives are just too creepy.  From Mediaite:

An AP interview with an expert affiliated with the state’s Livestock and Poultry Commission suggested that the birds may have died as a result of “lightning or high-altitude hail.” Another possibility for the bird die-off? New Year’s Eve fireworks may have startled the birds so severely, that they died from stress.

But neither of these reasons would account for the massive fish die-off.

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