What A Way To Go

In December of 2007, Craig Taylor took shelter under an awning during a storm. The awning collapsed and killed the unfortunate Mr. Taylor. Tragic, sure. But weird? Well death by awning probably isn't common, but what makes this instance unique is what made the awning collapse in the first place... pigeon poo. Australian authorities have opened an inquest to determine what exactly caused Mr. Taylor to be crushed and are focusing on the amount of pigeon's droppings that had built up on the awning. And you thought pigeons only liked statues!
     Posted By: Nethie - Sat Sep 04, 2010
     Category: Accidents | Animals | Death | Excrement | More Things To Worry About | Australia

It occured to me while I was reading about this that you never see any bird droppings on awnings on TV or in movies.
Posted by Nethie on 09/04/10 at 01:57 AM
As the summer storm gained momentum Taylor made a mad dash for the safety of the store-front awning. Even above the pounding of the rain on the canvas he heard the bolts rip out of the wall. Looking up at the falling awning he said, "Oh poo!"

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/04/10 at 04:07 AM
oh lord! :lol:
Posted by Nethie on 09/04/10 at 05:06 AM
wonder if he had time to send out a tweet before the sh!t hit the man.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/04/10 at 09:05 AM
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