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(International Business Times)   Grandma killed by vicious cockatiel   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Lilian Kershaw, respiratory diseases, developing world  
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8254 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2013 at 5:06 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-26 05:52:50 PM  
3 votes:

ruinevil: Since she worked in a cotton factory, she also could have hadthis.

That was my first thought. Related/similar lung diagnosis + "retired cotton mill worker" = probably a little diagnosis nudge by the company, so they don't have to pay $$$$ to victims of poor working conditions.
2013-01-26 06:00:40 PM  
2 votes:
The grandmother's death in November 2011 was at first thought to be due to industrial disease

Dr. Parkinson declared:
"I'm not surprised to see you here.
You've got smoker's cough from smoking,
Brewer's droop from drinking beer.
And I don't know how you came to have
that 'Bette Davis' wheeze but
worst of all, young man,
you've got industrial disease!"
2013-01-26 03:15:37 PM  
2 votes:
The 84-year-old grandmother was later diagnosed with the little-known disease Bird Fancier's Lung.

Yeah, that's something I'd rather not have in my obituary.
2013-01-26 07:26:15 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, have you heard? The bird is the word!
2013-01-26 06:35:36 PM  
1 vote:
2013-01-26 06:31:58 PM  
1 vote:
Bird Fancier's Lung

Better than Gerbil Fancier's Arse, I suppose.
2013-01-26 05:31:34 PM  
1 vote:

calbert: except that Fred is a cockatoo, not a cockatiel. but thanks for playing.

The cockatiel is a type of cockatoo (however, you are correct in that Fred was in fact a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo)
2013-01-26 05:21:01 PM  
1 vote:
fark the auto-play video with audio on IBT. I hate that shiat.
2013-01-26 05:18:35 PM  
1 vote:
Grandma liked to suck cockatiel all night long.
2013-01-26 05:17:57 PM  
1 vote:
Since she worked in a cotton factory, she also could have hadthis.
2013-01-26 05:13:56 PM  
1 vote:
Oh. Thought headline said cocktail. Lol
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