View Full Version : Flying chickens hit Sydney homes

11-02-05, 02:18

Australian police are investigating how and why homes near Sydney have been bombarded by dead chickens.

Residents in the city of Newcastle believe the birds may have fallen from an aircraft or been fired by pranksters using a slingshot. Two homes have been damaged since the mystery began.

When a headless chicken crashed on to a suburban house in Newcastle last month, most people thought it had fallen from a low-flying aircraft. That theory is now in doubt after a second bird fell on to another home nearby at the weekend. Such was the damage to the roof that experts are convinced the carcass must have plummeted at least 1,600 feet (490 metres).

A physics professor at Newcastle University has pointed the finger at local wags, armed with a giant slingshot or catapult. The mystery has delighted headline writers around Australia. Among the gems were "It's raining hen" and "Crashing chooks ruffle residents' feathers"!

Full story bbc.co.uk (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4253209.stm)

11-02-05, 02:25
who would catapult chickens at peoples homes? :confused:

what are people on these days????

11-02-05, 04:16
Chicken: the new weapon of massive destruction...? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

11-02-05, 04:57
I think the only one on something is the university professor who suggests it's "local wags, armed with a giant slingshot or catapult". LMAO, yeah, right. Because so many 'wags' are in the habit of buying giant slingshots! And anyway, it's not as if they can hide the evidence by folding it up, putting it in their pocket and running away. And this professor is responsible for teaching people? :rolleyes:

11-02-05, 13:11
I dont know, how strange its obvious some kids or students taking the micheal.

11-02-05, 14:04
Originally posted by Neteru:
"It's raining hen"ROFL!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

11-02-05, 14:07

11-02-05, 18:57