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Published:January 12th, 2011 14:22 EST
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Explanation For Dead Birds In Romania: Birds Were Flying Drunk

By Robert Paul Reyes

"There was nothing mysterious about the death of a flock of birds in Romania last week -- they were simply drunk, veterinarians said.

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Residents of the Black Sea city of Constanta alerted authorities on Saturday after they found dozens of dead starlings, fearing they may have been infected with bird flu, which triggered mass deaths in avian populations in 2004-2006.

`This also applies to two dead crows we tested,` Lazar said. Birds are not used to alcohol but harsh winter and snow had prevented birds from finding food. Had they been able to eat some seeds, this would have diluted the poison."


There has been no plausible explanation for the mysterious mass deaths of birds and fish in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, and cities all over the world.

But at least we know why a flock of birds died in Romania last week -- they were drunk. Tests on live birds showed gizzards full of grape residue which is a by-product of winemaking. The silly birds went overboard when they were wine tasting at a winery.

Experts who blamed the mass deaths of birds and fish in the United States on fireworks and sonic boons are drunk.

We`re still waiting for an explanation that makes sense...

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