Now 100K Dead Fish Wash Up in Arkansas
Fish follow 5K blackbirds to their death
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2011 2:00 AM CST
Updated Jan 3, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Some 100,000 drum fish have washing up on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(Newser) – More bizarre happenings in Arkansas: The state, reeling from the chilling sight of thousands of dead birds dropping from the sky over the weekend, is now grappling with 100,000 fish that have washed up on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. Officials suspect disease killed the drum fish, and note that while fish die-offs aren't unusual, the size of this one is. Officials are hopeful the phenomenon isn't the result of pollution or toxins. "The fish kill only affected one species of fish," an official tells CNN. "If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish." Click for more on the dead birds.

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Jan 14, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Hey- am I the only one feeling a little turned-on by that fish?
Jan 4, 2011 3:54 PM CST
Doxa, you typed a lot and said very little....
Jan 4, 2011 3:12 PM CST
The comment linking these happenings to democrats is par for the course..these forums tend to attract a certain type of low level human at you might know by reading the news and neuroscience research, there seems to be evidence that political views are genetically influenced. And I'm sure you know (ha ha) that the left side of the brain houses the basic assumkptions we make about the real world. The right side is like the devile's advocate. Anxiety is created for many individuals when the right side receives new information-sensory or cognitive-that challeneges their left side world view and assumptions. So if you think one way, then you will act that way to keep thoughts in line. But if you chgange your behavior, then the thoughts have to chnage in order to preserve a balance, or cognitive dissonance will occur-this makes one uncomfortable. New ideas -new theories.anything that threatens your belief system or way of acting must fit your view or change must take a GOP and democrat might find it difficult to deal with oen anothers ideas-the devils advocate. Thi shappens with religious beliefs and other ways we feel the world should or does operate --the best way to deal with life..remain cognitive flexible and open to the new..