It's being reported that over 5000 birds (primarily blackbirds, grackles and starlings) rained down on part of Arkansas on New Year's Eve. Explanations include fireworks, disease, stress and "repeated blunt trauma". Meanwhile, in another part of the state, 1000s of fish died off in the streams. Apolcalypse now, or just another day in the Midwest?
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