Man committed suicide because a crow ...

Man committed suicide because a crow sat on his head

There are 63 comments on the Anorak story from Jul 22, 2013, titled Man committed suicide because a crow sat on his head. In it, Anorak reports that:

"I AM waiting for the post-mortem report, but even I think he took the extreme step due to the crow incident.

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Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#1 Jul 22, 2013
Crows are a menace...
Sybian Princess

Portland, OR

#2 Jul 22, 2013
I think crows are extremely cool! I love their attitude for one thing. But this just goes to show you, any religion when taken to an extreme is not good for your mind. At least he is the only one he hurt. That's better than the people blow you up because "my God is right and your God is wrong and so you must die – you infidel scum" way of thinking.

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#3 Jul 22, 2013
one less idiot in the world...

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#5 Jul 22, 2013
It’s natural to take notice of the fact that the crow has been regarded throughout history in a mysterious and sometimes ominous way. Perhaps more than any other animal, save the bat or the black cat, the crow and raven have been generally depicted in dark situations in both literature and film. Who doesn’t visualize a raven when they think of macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe and his preoccupation with omens of death? And who can forget the playground scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”? And just about every movie with a creepy graveyard or haunted mansion, the eerie calling of crows can be heard in the background. Lets face it, they never got the good press of the eagle, the duck or even the lowly pigeon. Maybe they just had a bad publicist!

Yes, crows have been historically associated with death in a very personal way. Add to that the crow’s innate intelligence, and it’s natural that we should have elevated the common crow to a mythological level above and beyond that of a normal bird. So here are some examples of superstitions and folklore that have lasted the test of time. Silly and out of date? Probably. But then maybe you haven’t walked through a dark graveyard lately.
•Crows have been used for the purpose of divination since the time of ancient Rome.
•Finding a dead crow on the road is good luck.
•Crows in a church yard are bad luck.
•A single crow over a house meant bad news, and often foretold a death within. "A crow on the thatch, soon death lifts the latch."
•It was unlucky in Wales to have a crow cross your path. However, if two crows crossed your path, the luck was reversed. "Two crows I see, good luck to me" .
•In New England, however, to see two crows flying together from the left was bad luck.
•When crows were quiet during their midsummer's molt, some European peasants believed that it was because they were preparing to go to the Devil to pay tribute with their black feathers.
•Often, two crows would be released together during a wedding celebration. If the two flew away together, the couple could look forward to a long life together. If the pair separated, the couple might expect to be soon parted.
•In Somerset (West Country of England) locals used to carry an onion with them for protection from magpies or crows.
•The French had a saying that evil priests became crows, and bad nuns became magpies.
•The Greeks said "Go to the Crows" the same way we would say "Go to Hell."
•The Romans used the expression "To pierce a Crow's eye" in relation to something that was almost impossible to do.
•An Irish expression, "You'll follow the Crows for it" meant that a person would miss something after it was gone.
•The expression, "I have a bone to pick with you" used to be " I have a crow to pick with you".

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#6 Jul 22, 2013
I've always heard that if you split a crows tongue it could talk.
If you hear crows when your in the woods it's normal-if they stop 'squawking' it means danger is near.(( Usually it's you!))
Crows are one of natures most cautious creations.
Befriending a crow takes much patience and time,
they can never be coerced.
They love "Cheez-its".
Only ever had 1 and he wouldn't let me touch him.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#7 Jul 22, 2013
"Bird-Brain" is a compliment:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/09/nat-...

Caution!!!
Crows will -steal- things they find interesting or shiny. If they can pick it up with their beak or claws it can disappear.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#8 Jul 22, 2013

Since: Jan 07

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#9 Jul 22, 2013
Sometimes you are The Crow,(sorry Brandon),



Sometimes you are the Head,(sorry Jeff Spicoli)










7979

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jul 22, 2013
He should have just paid the temple prostitute to sit on his face to reverse the luck.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#11 Jul 22, 2013
Crows sit?

“I looked, and behold,”

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#12 Jul 22, 2013
Me thinks dude probably woulda gone postal on his way out if a raven had been rapping, rapping at his chamber door.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#13 Jul 22, 2013
Nevermore.

Since: Jan 07

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#14 Jul 22, 2013
Crows get Scared,...

“Happiness comes through giving”

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Since: Feb 08

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#15 Jul 22, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
I've always heard that if you split a crows tongue it could talk.
If you hear crows when your in the woods it's normal-if they stop 'squawking' it means danger is near.(( Usually it's you!))
Crows are one of natures most cautious creations.
Befriending a crow takes much patience and time,
they can never be coerced.
They love "Cheez-its".
Only ever had 1 and he wouldn't let me touch him.
The following is true. I met a crow with a bandaged leg in a pet shop. This bird was talking a blue streak. The owner said the crow had a vocabulary of about 75 words, and after listening to this avian yenta for five minutes, I had no reason to doubt her. I wanted to buy this bird, but it was not for sale.

I think the crow is a beautiful bird. We have lots of them flying around our house. We remain on suicide watch.

“I looked, and behold,”

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#16 Jul 22, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The following is true. I met a crow with a bandaged leg in a pet shop. This bird was talking a blue streak. The owner said the crow had a vocabulary of about 75 words, and after listening to this avian yenta for five minutes, I had no reason to doubt her. I wanted to buy this bird, but it was not for sale.
I think the crow is a beautiful bird. We have lots of them flying around our house. We remain on suicide watch.
They are really smart animals:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrif...

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#17 Jul 22, 2013
Size of the brain has no bearing on function.
Just something 'i' found while reading:

Sexual selection is often thought to be a likely explanation for other female-specific human traits, for example breasts and buttocks far larger in proportion to total body size than those found in related species of ape.[11] It is often assumed that if breasts and buttocks of such large size were necessary for functions such as suckling infants, they would be found in other species. Growing human brains require more nutrition than brains of related species of ape. Human males find human female breasts attractive, in agreement with sexual selection acting on human females.

In other words;
Michelle has a large buttocks but breast size is normal. This interprets to a brain Barry's size as
attractive, nature is a funny thing. LOL

“Mind over Matter”

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#18 Jul 22, 2013
That's nothing to crow about..

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#19 Jul 22, 2013
(holy crow!) lol

I'm having a "crow problem."

Does anyone else have these birds
tearing up stuff around the house?

I don't have to worry about the dogs
tearing up the trash the crows are
doing it for them. They are Huge and
sit out on the trash, ripping the bags
open and squawking (sp?) at each other.

I'm scared to shoot at them. There are
lots of stories and legends around them.
I don't want to be cursed or anything;)

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#20 Jul 22, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The following is true. I met a crow with a bandaged leg in a pet shop. This bird was talking a blue streak. The owner said the crow had a vocabulary of about 75 words, and after listening to this avian yenta for five minutes, I had no reason to doubt her. I wanted to buy this bird, but it was not for sale.
I think the crow is a beautiful bird. We have lots of them flying around our house. We remain on suicide watch.
What's the difference b/t a crow and a raven?

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#21 Jul 22, 2013
Birds can be a problem. Your best friend to scare pest birds may be a rubber snake. With a dollar and a minute, you can set up a one-snake yard. With a few more dollars, you can have a variety of fake snakes glaring at those pesky birds. Try these tips to get the most benefit from fake snakes.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_2314093_scare-birds-f...

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