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(Biloxi Sun Herald)   Dozens of starlings killed in automobile collision. Have they stopped tweeting, Clarice?   (sunherald.com) divider line 32
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2012-10-01 09:15:53 AM
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RIP Starling Vocal Band
 
2012-10-01 09:38:06 AM
the driver shaken but unhurt.

At least it was at speed, so he didn't have time to freak out. I could imagine, if it had happened more slowly, even I would be doing an impression of 'Laredo' in that Galaxy Quest scene where their ship is just coming out of the mine field.
 
2012-10-01 09:48:09 AM
Scene.

/volume
 
2012-10-01 12:40:38 PM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 606x377]
RIP Starling Vocal Band


My car is a sight
Starlings killed in flight!

Sta-a-arlings killed in flight....
 
2012-10-01 12:40:52 PM
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Has he stopped hacking?
 
2012-10-01 12:41:59 PM
Sounds like an Omen.
 
2012-10-01 12:42:50 PM
At least it wasn't a rafter of turkeys.
 
2012-10-01 12:43:46 PM
Have they stopped tweeting, Clarice?

They went the way of myspace.
 
2012-10-01 12:44:44 PM
I thought starlings were designed to be hit in order to deflect the collision away from bridge structures.
 
2012-10-01 12:45:41 PM
"A mass collision between a flock of starlings and a car on a stretch of Austrian expressway has left up to 100 of the birds dead and the driver shaken but unhurt."

Crikey! I didn't even know they had starlings down there!
 
2012-10-01 12:47:42 PM

wrenchboy: Have they stopped tweeting, Clarice?

They went the way of myspace.


That is incidental
 
2012-10-01 12:50:36 PM

HortusMatris: "A mass collision between a flock of starlings and a car on a stretch of Austrian expressway has left up to 100 of the birds dead and the driver shaken but unhurt."

Crikey! I didn't even know they had starlings down there!


They do, and in keeping with the "everything down there can kill you" theme, the birds have evolved to have beaks made of razorblades and feathers of kevlar. To kill one, you need a tennis racquet laced with piano wire.
 
2012-10-01 12:51:49 PM
My car got about 3 of the big flock of pigeons that decided an overhead hawk was good reason to fly across the freeway about 4 feet off the road surface. I don't know what the whole toll was, there were a lot of cars.
 
2012-10-01 12:58:41 PM
Pyrocantha may have been involved.

Farking starlings get drunk off that shiat.

Ever seen a pyrocantha bush with a flock of passed out starlings underneath it?
 
2012-10-01 12:59:46 PM
How did the starling get in the bar?
 
2012-10-01 01:06:09 PM
I was gonna say "Good," but then I saw it happened in Europe, where starlings belong. So it's back to "Weird."
 
2012-10-01 01:07:00 PM
Seems like a Stark event.
 
2012-10-01 01:13:53 PM
wasn't there a car called the starling?
 
2012-10-01 01:14:06 PM
Silver horses, running down moonbeams, in her dark eyes, wanted for questioning.

tired starlings
 
2012-10-01 01:23:20 PM
PpfffFfffFfffTfTfT
 
2012-10-01 01:26:09 PM
But we still have a deal with the pigeons, right?
 
2012-10-01 01:26:56 PM
Sound f/x FTW!
 
2012-10-01 01:59:08 PM
Don't tweet and fly!
 
2012-10-01 02:03:25 PM
On a trip back from Daytona Beach, we saw quite a few bird "playing chicken" with traffic. They would dive at cars, then apparently catch the wind off the cars and zoom almost straight up at surprising speeds... sure enough, you would see the occasional POOF of feathers as one did not pull up in time.
Looked like one car had it's windshield broken (or else covered with enough goop to block vision) because they slammed on brakes and pulled off the road up ahead of us.

Have never seen this in any other part of the country and have been all over it from FL to WI, up into Canada, and as far west as WY (that's one long drive back east by yourself)

Just popped in my head, maybe these bird had been doing same thing, and all wanted to do it at once! lol
 
2012-10-01 02:24:22 PM
Whoever manufactured the windshield for that car is obviously doing something right.
 
2012-10-01 03:26:13 PM
/reads tfa and thread; jumps away to view clips from "The Birds"

//pissed off gulls and crows, ftw
 
2012-10-01 03:59:21 PM
I had an owl dive bomb my car one night while driving home. He hit right between the nose of the car and front edge of the hood, denting it, then bounced off.
To this day I don't know why.
/o rly
 
2012-10-01 05:09:14 PM
SO YOU'RE THE RAT INSPECTOR!
 
2012-10-01 08:05:45 PM

Kurmudgeon: I had an owl dive bomb my car one night while driving home. He hit right between the nose of the car and front edge of the hood, denting it, then bounced off.
To this day I don't know why.
/o rly


Were you driving a VW rabbit?
 
2012-10-01 08:19:18 PM

Raven Darke: Pyrocantha may have been involved.

Farking starlings get drunk off that shiat.

Ever seen a pyrocantha bush with a flock of passed out starlings underneath it?


See also: fermented mulberries. Hilarious!
 
2012-10-02 12:42:03 AM
I guess it's a good thing this woman wasn't driving the car then!

She'd have to put into psychiatric care for the rest of her life!
 
2012-10-03 01:40:46 AM
Good thing that they weren't all carrying a one pound coconut. Or, is that only African starlings?
 
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