East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2005/11/20

Big Bird?

Filed under: Dutch,News — Erwin @ 6:24 pm

The Netherlands at its finest, turning a little bird into a huge elephant (BBC News and various other newssites worldwide):

The shooting of a sparrow on the set of a Dutch world record domino-toppling attempt sparked outrage among animal lovers and led to threats to staff.

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The bird’s fate was sealed when it knocked over 23,000 and organisers feared it could knock down more. An exterminator cornered the sparrow and shot it.

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But Big Brother creators Endemol said things started to get out of hand when staff started receiving threats.

Uh, yeah. For instance, how does this compare to the birds that get killed because they got in the way of cars and planes, or that simply don’t make it for other reasons? One single bird. If the organisers compensate for this by putting some food out for a few days they probably already almost made up for it. Sheesh, people, have some sense of perspective here.

1 Comment

  1. It’s got to be a world record for the number of dominoes knocked over by a bird 😀

    Comment by Spongie — 2005/11/26 @ 3:36 pm

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