LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Just four days after thousands of dead blackbirds are found in Arkansas, residents in Sweden are cleaning up their own version of the unusual happening.
Officials in Sweden say about 50 birds were found in the southern Sweden city of Falkoping Wednesday morning.
Earlier in the week, another case of dead birds hit Louisiana, leaving those residents just as confused as others.
Now, the accepted wisdom is that somehow fireworks are responsible for the bird deaths, and the fish are dying of unusually cold water (possible effect of global climate change and the shift of the Atlantic conveyor in Sweden? Stay tuned).
Except....it's summer in Brazil. And New Zealand, which is also reporting tons of dead fish washing up on shores.
And fireworks would explain birds dropping out of the sky, ohhhhhh, sayyyyyy, one minute past midnight on the first, but many of these events are happening days after the last fizzles.
There are plenty of conventional, prosaic explanations for any one of these events, to be sure, but that all of them are happening about the same time in the same mysterious manner leads one to suspect there's something greater at work here.
So what the hell IS going on???