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Flying is such a hassle. What with security and the food and the delays? Ugh. Airports! Am I right?

Now, imagine having to fly not just yourself, but also 80 falcons. What? “Uh, excuse me, passengers, this is your captain speaking, and you better buckle up because this is going to be a bumpy flight.”

This Saudi prince bought 80 seats on an airplane so that his falcons didn’t have to use their wings. However, while that might seem strange to us yanks here in the states, it’s actually quite common in the middle east, where falconry is pretty popular. Qatar and Etihad Airways both have policies for bringing birds on planes.

Still, all these birds on a plane should have Samuel L. Jackson calling his agent and saying, “Put on your helmet because you’re about to hit the ceiling: ‘Snakes on a Pane 2: Birds on a Plane.’”

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A bald eagle got caught in the grille of a car over the weekend and we can't help but empathize with the poor creature. It just seems like the perfect metaphor for our country right now, doesn't it? But don't worry, the bird was rescued, and that kinda gives us hope for the rest of America.

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Via: The Daily Dot
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What a beautiful, lovely time to be alive.

The cacophonous, heavy thrash you hear above is Hatebeak, and yes all of those vocal samples come from a African Gray Parrot named Waldo. Waldo's retainers have a pretty extensive metal pedigree, being members and collaborators in thrash band Pig Destroyer. Just how metal are they?



This gosh-dang metal.

Metal fans will recognize all the cheeky references to other bands (Morbid Angel, Judas Priest) within Hatebeak's song and album titles - as if the blatant Iron Maiden reference in the title above weren't a hint already.

In other news, I'm starting a band with a wild boar called Deathtusk and our album "Ham or Fall" will come out next winter. Get ready!

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