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Eldorado

Dancing starlings causing power outages

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Eldorado

Villagers in Airth, near Falkirk, were bewildered by the brief early-evening interruptions to their power supply.

Initially power firm SP Energy Networks was also unable to explain the problem.

But their engineer Neil McDonald finally solved the mystery when he spotted thousands of birds "dancing" on overhead power cables.

Full story at the BBC: Link

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RoofGardener

ROFL

I remember hearing a story from the 70's. The Royal Navy where in an excercise against the US navy off the coast of America. The RN where particularly  annoyed that the US navy kept finding - and 'sinking' - the RN's "Churchil" class nuclear submarines. 

One feature of these submarines was a low-frequency transmitter with which it could communicate with Northwood. It involved a mile-long antenna cable that was streamed out behind the submarine when it wanted to transmit. 

Some time after the excercises, a US Navy commander confided in his RN counterpart how they where able to locate the submarine. It seems that a US destroyer - by chance - noticed a mile-long row of seagulls 'standing' on the water, and travelling along at 12 knots !!! 

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Abramelin
On 12/17/2020 at 12:44 PM, Eldorado said:

Villagers in Airth, near Falkirk, were bewildered by the brief early-evening interruptions to their power supply.

Initially power firm SP Energy Networks was also unable to explain the problem.

But their engineer Neil McDonald finally solved the mystery when he spotted thousands of birds "dancing" on overhead power cables.

Full story at the BBC: Link

They finally found out how to annoy us most.

Aside of ****ting on the vehicles of God's most favorite lab animals.

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