F-16 lays golden egg for Dutch farmer?

This story is why blogs were invented.

A Dutch farmer last year received a claim for 3,500 Euros ($5,175) from the Ministry of Defense.

Why, you may ask?

Because the noise from an F-16 so confused the farmer’s cockatoo that the Malaysian member of the parrot family ate its own egg, the Telegraaf newspaper reports today. Apparently, 3,500 Euros is retail these days for a new-born cockatoo.

No word yet on the F-35′s potential impact on cockatoo reproduction.

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4 Responses to F-16 lays golden egg for Dutch farmer?

  1. threep 8 December, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    My Dutch is non existent, but I’m guesing the Dutch MOD received a claim from the farmer, rather than the other way round !

  2. Stephen Trimble 8 December, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    That’s actually what I meant to write. It obviously wasn’t clear!

  3. elgatoso 9 December, 2009 at 1:43 am #

    You have croocks everywhere

  4. Mike Plunkett 9 December, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Not a phenomenon restricted to the Netherlands either. There is a woman someone in the UK who is currently suing the MoD with the frankly unlikely claim that low flying RAF aircraft turned her black horse white.

    See here for details: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/6645799/MoD-sued-for-100000-for-scaring-Arab-stallions.html

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