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Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas – because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.

Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of – but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.

He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Source: Toronto Sun

 

NOTE: I once was a Pisces, now I am an Aquarius? WTF!  -InfoMuncher

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Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
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Dead birds, dead fish update: Did overeating cause Italy turtle dove deaths?

The ongoing reports of dead birds and fish is continuing to make headlines in the UK and around the world.

On Monday, the Daily Mail quoted an expert who believes that the 1,000 turtle doves that fell from the sky in Italy were killed as a result  of overeating.

Tests results are due on Monday but  Rodolfo Ridolfi, a director at a regional zoological institute, told the Mail:’We are fairly confident the birds died as a result of massive indigestion brought on by over-eating.”

Wild theories on what is causing the bird and fish deaths

Meanwhile, on Sunday, a lengthy column in The Telegraph is titled:  “Aflockalypse now: on a wing and a prayer. Were sinister wildlife deaths around the globe foretold in the Bible, asks Philip Sherwell – or just foul play?”

The author, Philip Sherwell, quoted  Karen Rowe, a senior ornithologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.   She said she doesn’t take calls from the public any longer because she has been swamped with wacky theories of what is causing the bird deaths.

Rowe told The Telegraph that scientists have been accused of covering up the “real” cause of bird and fish deaths.

“I feel like the spoiler at the party when I explain that there is nothing there to justify a conspiracy theory,” the scientist said. “They just got flushed from their roost, crashed into things and died. The only thing this has in common with dead fish in the Arkansas river or dead birds in Louisiana is that they have nothing in common.”

Magnetic pole shift, magnetic field change as the cause of the bird kills?

 

Over the weekend, The Daily Mail story touched on a theory that has caused a lot of buzz on the Internet.  That theory is that some of the bird kills could be the result of a shift in the magnetic field.    The birds rely on magnetic fields for navigation.   The north pole has been shifting by as much as 25 miles per year.  Experts say further testing will need to be done to determine whether the shifting magnetic fields played any part in the animal deaths.

Should we be alarmed about the recent cases and are they connected?

The consensus among scientists is no and no.

In an article posted online Saturday in the Wall Street Journal’s Web site Saturday,  Paul Slota, spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been tracking mass animal deaths since the 1970s. told the paper that mass animal kills are not uncommon.

“In the last 10 years we have logged 188 cases just involving birds with mortality exceeding 1,000 animals per event,” the USGS expert told the WSJ.

See also the Associated Press video on the left.   Other experts echoed that opinion to the AP.

More evidence is surfacing that the reports of massive dead birds and fish that were found in Arkansas, Louisiana, Nashville, Tennessee and overseas in Sweden, Brazil, New Zealand and the UK are not unusual.

Thousands of dead crabs washed on shore in England but UK authorities say that cold weather is most likely to blame.

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SOURCE: Examiner

Your telling me in all the years of firework displays all around the world, all of a sudden the fireworks are causing mass bird deaths? I don’t know about you but I smell something fishy. That said don’t forget about all the dead fish washing onto shore, making things even fishier. – InfoMuncher

 

 

VIDEO UPDATE

Dozens dead in Sweden, hundreds washed ashore in New Zealand. Is the world witnessing the end of days or is this just a case of coincidence fueled by wild speculation?

Ever since residents of Beebe, Ark., woke up on New Year’s Day to thousands of blackbirds that had dropped mysteriously from the sky, other sudden animal deaths have been reported furiously around the world. In a nearby Arkansas town, thousands of fish washed ashore on Monday. On Tuesday, another 500 blackbirds were found dead in Baton Rouge, La.

Then the story went international. Sweden reported dozens of birds falling out of the sky and New Zealand reported hundreds of dead snapper washing ashore. The Chesapeake Bay has 2 million fish estimated dead.

Dr. Mike, a reader at BlogPost, writes that dead fish have also floated up on the Haiti/Dominican Republic border and in Sydney, Brazil and Wales.

Conspiracy theorists start your engines. Only, first a word of caution:

It seems sudden bird deaths occur more often than one would think. About 500 million to 1 billion birds are killed every year and mass deaths have been noted about 16 times in the past 20 years, the News Hour reports. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Source: The Washington Post