Holy Bird Crap! Canopy To Be Erected To Catch Pigeon Poop!

July 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Community leaders in Kansas City, Mo., say they will suspend a fabric canopy under a highway to catch pigeon waste to try to keep a sidewalk clean.”

 
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There must be a better solution to this vexing problem, having a fabric canopy chock full of pigeons droppings over a sidewalk is like having the Sword of Damocles over your head.
 
This is a case of the solution being worse than the problem. It is unsanitary and disgusting to have a fabric canopy of bird dung hanging under a highway.
 
“The proposed canopy would be illuminated at night for safety and artistic effect.”
 
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Hello!! There is nothing even remotely artistic about a  canopy full of bird crap.

Beth’s Trivia (Did You Know … )

June 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Tech/Sci, Weird Stuff

One well-known proverb – “Birds of a feather flock together” – has taken on a new meaning.  A pigeon breeder from Fall River, Mass., deplores the fact that some pigeons used in made-in-Massachusetts movies were, shall we say, “flown in” from other locales and perhaps were not as healthy as his flock.

To counter that violation of native birds’ rights, “State Rep. Michael J Rodrigues is proposing a bill that if a bird is going to be in a movie made in the Bay State, that pigeon must be banded and licensed within Massachusetts.”

http://wbztv.com/local/massachusetts.pigeon.bill.2.1054615.html

http://www.loadedgunboston.com/2009/06/bill-unionizes-pigeons-for-locally-shot.htm

Presumably if the pigeons are “unionized” they will want their wages to be in  “seed money” …