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The Rick
07-08-2005, 11:14 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey - 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."
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=9&u=/ap/20050708/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_sheep_suicide

Rain Man
07-08-2005, 11:19 AM
I wonder if they fell asleep while they were tallying the casualties.

the Talking Can
07-08-2005, 11:19 AM
that's b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d news....

Scorp
07-08-2005, 11:19 AM
Wow that would be a sight! Farcking Awesome.

Count Zarth
07-08-2005, 11:25 AM
I wonder if they fell asleep while they were tallying the casualties.

You really need your own show.

Radar Chief
07-08-2005, 11:57 AM
I wonder if they fell asleep while they were tallying the casualties.

ROFL Buh dum tish.

The Rick
07-08-2005, 12:01 PM
My first thought was which Planet sicko may have been in Turkey at the time and chased them to their deaths. :shrug:

tyton75
07-08-2005, 12:03 PM
They were probably running away from naked Endelt!

Braincase
07-08-2005, 12:15 PM
Crap. There's goes prom night.

Buster's Dad
07-08-2005, 01:06 PM
They were probably running away from naked Endelt!

It was Skip

beavis
07-08-2005, 01:08 PM
It was Skip
I agree. This can only be the work of a Jayhawk.

John_Wayne
07-08-2005, 01:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=9&u=/ap/20050708/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_sheep_suicide

This reminds me of some on this BB. If one moron "jumps off of a cliff", several of his Lemmings (or sheep, in this case) will "jump off the cliff" too. I'll leave it up to your imagination as to who the morons and Lemmings on this BB are. :hmmm:

Iowanian
07-08-2005, 01:55 PM
It was probably the Locals with the glint of Love in thier eye, making their way that drove the sheep over the edge.

Iowanian
07-08-2005, 01:56 PM
This reminds me of some on this BB. If one moron "jumps off of a cliff", several of his Lemmings (or sheep, in this case) will "jump off the cliff" too. I'll leave it up to your imagination as to who the morons and Lemmings on this BB are. :hmmm:

I haven't seen anyone follow you after you do the monthly cannonball into the septic tank yet.

Isn't it about time for you to prepare another Rejected Penthouse letter?

Edubs
07-08-2005, 01:57 PM
I wonder if they fell asleep while they were tallying the casualties.



Dadum ...ching!

Edubs
07-08-2005, 01:58 PM
ROFL Buh dum tish.



$hit......missed this one.

Crush
07-08-2005, 02:04 PM
I'm looking at you Serta.