Archive for November 17th, 2005

Domino Theory


An animal worker who shot a sparrow after
it almost wrecked a world record domino toppling bid has asked for police
protection after receiving death threats.

Several international animal rights groups expressed outrage over the killing
of the sparrow that toppled 23,000 of the four million dominos set up for
record attempt in Holland.

Investigations into the legality of the shooting in Leeuwarden have also
been launched.

A representative of the animal management company that employs the man
said: "We have not made an official complaint as that would be no

"But if an idiot comes around here, we want a direct line to the police
so they can come quickly to help us."

Organisers of the upcoming event have hired extra security staff following
the death threats and an offer of £2,000 made on Dutch radio to anyone
who topples the dominos prior to the event.

How much is that in real money?

from Ananova