Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Human (disg)race

Bird killed for knocking over dominoes

By David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz: The Associated Press reports that, "A sparrow knocked over 23,000 dominoes in the Netherlands, nearly ruining a world record attempt before it was shot to death Monday." Link

UPDATE: BB reader Vincent Eveleigh writes, "Now the dutch weblog Geenstijl.nl and a famous dutch DJ Ruud de Wild are both offering a reward of respectively 1000 and 3000 euro's to the first person to knock over the domino's as revenge for the bird that was killed." Link

UPDATE: BB reader B10m says this Dutch news article reports that the man who shot the bird may have received death threats. Link