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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Phlump; ... Phlump Phlump; Phlump ...

... That's the sound of sheep jumping and landing in a large pile of other fluffy sheep. I'm not sure I yet believe this one, but I've waited two days for to investigate (nothing yet) and it was published in the Washington Post, which, for the MainStream Media, is fairly reliable:

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

Admittedly, I have a bizarre sense of humor, but I found this story almost as funny as the exploding toads story. Every sheep joke I'd ever heard came to mind. Where are the sheep shackles when you need 'em? It's rumored that one of the Turkish shepherds was heard saying, "I'm not sure about necrophilia or bestiality, but sex with 450 dead sheep ... that's definitely wrong - we'd better just move on..."

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