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Ruby developer. CTO. Swimmer. Always trying to write more

If they don’t give you H5N1, they’ll knock over your dominoes

Yep, that’s right, fear the birds! Although perhaps not in quite the same way as Hitchhock would have us believe.

According to the Guardian, a poor sparrow had the misfortune to disturb a world-record domino attempt and has been executed for his sins. He knocked over one of the 23,000 dominos which had taken 100 people over a month to set up. The story gets even more bizarre when you hear that he was a Common House Sparrow, which is an endangered species — rather a misnomer don’t you think?