Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Sparrow�shot for downing domino record bid - Nov 16, 2005
This is borderline ridiculous. I think I would have shot the bird, too. Now, the animal right activists are planning on prosecuting….give me a break.
The Dutch animal protection agency said Tuesday it is investigating the shooting death of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record.
The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center, threatening to derail a world record Monday, before it was chased into a corner and shot by an exterminator with an air rifle.
"That bird was flying around and knocking over a lot of dominoes. More than 100 people from 12 countries had worked for more than a month setting them up," he said.
He said organizers had believed the building was fully sealed against birds and mice. The company is considering some kind of memorial or mention for the dead bird during the television broadcast Friday, he added.
I'm laying out the design for the stand alone app, as well as finishing up the GoBinder version. A little more than half way done. Still shooting for between 11/15 and 11/30.
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