1. shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead out of the sky.
2. now 100,000+ fish are washing up in Arkansas rivers and streams dead as can be.
In the first cnn story, some expert was like, "Yeah, birds drop out of the sky like this all the time. No big deal." I've been alive for twentysomething years, have traveled around this country and others quite a bit, and have never seen anything like that.