Shit Keeps Dying

Yesterday I reported that a few thousand birds ended up dying for unknown reasons (it sure as the fuck wasn’t fireworks otherwise we’d have similar death rates on the Fourth of July). Well birds weren’t the only things that got killed off as 10,000 fish were also killed in Arkansas. On plausible explanation has been presented:

Right now scientist are eying natural gas as the cause of death for both the red winged blackbirds and the drum fish. Residents of the small town of Beebe were startled Saturday morning to find the dead birds littered over a 1.5-square-mile area.

The reason I say this makes sense is because there has also been a lot of problems in the nearby town of Guy, Arkansas potentially caused by fracking. Fracking is a method used to extract natural gas from shale and since beginning fracking operations in Guy, AR the number of reported earthquakes has been through the roof (over 500 since September, 2010). I checked it out on Google Maps and Guy, AR is about an hour driver from Beebe, AR making the possibilities of events being related pretty fucking high.

Free Dinner

The homeless of Beebe, Arkansas should be eating well tonight after 4,000 to 5,000 blackbirds feel from the sky:

Workers were searching Beebe, a town of about 4,500 people located 30 miles northeast of the state capital, to collect what officials estimated as between 4,000 and 5,000 birds which began falling from the sky late on New Year’s Eve and continued into the next day.

Officials have no clue what the fuck killed all those birds but their theories make little sense as far as I can see. The birds showed no physical trauma so lightening and high speed winds don’t really add up and I can’t see fireworks stressing that many birds to death on New Year’s but no on July th.