17 space shuttles, 1 swimming pool

The China Post
Date: February 20, 2017
By: Morley J Weston

TAIPEI, Taiwan — As of the weekend, 140,000 birds have been culled in Taiwan due to

(Morley J Weston)

the latest outbreak of bird flu. Numbers like these can be painfully abstract, so here they are in more down-to-earth terms:

The amount of meat wasted so far, almost the same weight as two blue whales, would be enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool knee-deep.

If the space shuttles were still operational, it would take 17 of them to blast all of those poor chickens to the International Space Station, where it could feed the current crew of five for over 44 years, provided they ate nothing but flu-infected chicken.

Sadly, these flightless birds will not be launched into the heavens, but incinerated here on earth.    [FULL  STORY]

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