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War on birds?

Asked by SquirrelEStuff (9189points) January 15th, 2009 from iPhone

Now that birds are capable of taking down planes, are we going to spend trillions on a war against them??

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LKidKyle1985's avatar

I think we should, they keep shitting on my car.

fireside's avatar

Nah, no deaths reported yet.

Oh, but here’s an article

robmandu's avatar

Oh, it looks like we’ve got our aircraft anti-bird weaponization of jet turbine engines well underway…

Bird vs. Jet Engine

jessturtle23's avatar

Maybe if they had bombs attached to them.

EmpressPixie's avatar

They are reporting that everyone made it out okay. Which is damn impressive even for a controlled crash as it was onto a river.

Also, I thought the war on birds was known as the holiday season.

RandomMrdan's avatar

Ladies and gentlemen war is upon us, the first shots have already been fired!! Quick, to the BB guns!

aisyna's avatar

You think that someone would be smart enough like make a cage or something to put around the engines, but then again that would prevent us from a war and god forrbid we live in a world with no wars. :0

LKidKyle1985's avatar

lol you can’t just put a cage on the front of a jet engine, it will either be too big to stop birds from being sucked in to begin with or block too much air from passing through the turbines.

aisyna's avatar

no like just heavy duty chicken wire or something more scientific

fireside's avatar

lol, i don’t think chicken wire would do much at 500mph

aisyna's avatar

ya i know i dont mean actual chicken wire but the same concept.

eambos's avatar

The Birds have WMDs! We must invade NOW!

EmpressPixie's avatar

They actually just make the engines strong enough to withstand a bird. Um, in this card there were apparently a few birds.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I learned a great word today! What do you call the remains of birds who take on planes and lose? SNARGE.

Isn’t that a great word? I’m going to use that as an insult from now on!

“Bite me, you worthless piece of SNARGE!

robmandu's avatar

damn birds and their innately evil understanding of physics:

“a 4-pound bird exerts more than 6 tons of force if hit by a plane traveling 200 mph—some geese weigh up to 15 pounds.”

Grisson's avatar

@robmandu First its physics, next it will be biology or nuclear physics… maybe the bird WMD’s aren’t so far away as we thought!

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