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1500 Sheep Jump Off Cliff

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Corbis, Jul 8, 2005.


  1. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    This is really horrible for the people involved but you do have to admit this is sorta funny.


    Maybe they had the rare LemmingSheep?


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    450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths in Turkey


    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

    In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

    ``There's nothing we can do. They're all wasted,'' Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

    The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

    ``Every family had an average of 20 sheep,'' Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. ``But now only a few families have sheep left. It's going to be hard for us.''

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    Edit:

    someone didn't believe me :D here's the link.

    http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/0001/20050708/0931030685.htm
     
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Suicide sheep.... :D
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Wow.
     
  4. Check out Thomas Hardy's "Far From The Madding Crowd" - Farmer Oak had singularly terminal way of dealing with an over-enthusiastic trainee sheep-dog…

    - Wil
     
  5. 1500 sheep can't all be wrong, can they?

    Randy
     
  6. That's terrible for the family, but it is somewhat humorous that 1,500 sheep jumped off a cliff.
     
  7. Bruce B

    Bruce B

    Sep 2, 2004
    USA
    Any mention of why they jumped? Bizarre!
     
  8. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    :D
     
  9. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    :D:D:D
     
  10. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    This is all too funny. :D:D:D (LMFAO, till I'm laughing so hard it hurts).

    Thanks Corbis, this is probably the best thread I've seen in OT in quite a while. :)

    (Not that I don't feel for the farmers and their families, it's just that the multiple entendre here is all too hilarious - in an eyebrow-raising kind of way). :eyebrow:
     
  11. Ill have to remember this for the next "Help Name my band "Thread.
     
  12. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Sheep are really dumb... ya wonder why God calls people sheep.. haha!
    But everyone else is doing it mom!!!

    Reminds of the time when all those possessed pigs ran off a cliff....
     
  13. To Infinity, and Baaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaa

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  14. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    If there's a lesson to be learned here it's "If you're going to follow the crowd always be in the rear."

    brad cook
     
  15. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    This is interesting. I have actually thought about writing an essay about the suicidal tendencies in the Icelandic sheep. I HATE sheep. Sometimes I get so pissed off when I see these horrible creatures on the road, I want to speed up. I don't because I would ruin my car.
    The only good thing about sheep is that they taste good, but I have actually thought about becoming a vegetarian. Too bad I love meat.
     
  16. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    The wolf pushed them - sshhhhh.....
     
  17. Ethon

    Ethon

    Jan 25, 2003
    Akron, Ohio
    This thread just has way too many puns in it already...



    Though, all of the sudden, I feel like busting out a copy of Lemmings

    http://193.151.73.87/games/lemmings/

    actually, there we go :p
     
  18. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    When I first read the title I instantly thought how lamb chops are soooooo tasty....what do these people mean that "it's going to be hard for us?" They have enough meat for quite a long time. :hyper:


    I just played a game of lemmings, and now I remember why I stopped playing it.... :p


    Oog
     
  19. hahahahahahahahahahaha
     
  20. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    This isn't the first time, in recent history, we've seen mindless sheep follow a dumb-ass leader in a stupid direction.