An environmental mystery: The blogosphere is abuzz about the mystery of thousands of birds falling out of the sky in Arkansas.
Such things happen sometimes because of atmospheric events, lightning storms, etc. But Arkansas weather officials suspect this event may derive from a big fireworks spectacle in a rural area where the birds were concentrated and nesting, shocking them out of their nests. (I’m not a physical scientist, but this idea makes no sense to me.)
AP has more, including the observation that the birds were not poisoned because other animals ate them with no ill effects.