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« on: July 06, 2006, 03:00:11 PM »

They probably decided to Kill themsleves because they realized they were in Turkey...
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450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths in Turkey

The Associated Press
Friday, July 8, 2005; 9:30 AM

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

"There's nothing we can do. They're all wasted," Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

"Every family had an average of 20 sheep," Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. "But now only a few families have sheep left. It's going to be hard for us."
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 03:08:49 PM »

My friend, Φώτιος, you have a unique sense of humor. Someday you, TomS, and I are going to have to split a bottle of ouzo.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 03:53:03 PM »

OPA!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 04:00:26 PM »

[quote author=Αριστοκλής link=topic=9454.msg126972#msg126972 date=1152212929]
My friend, Φώτιος, you have a unique sense of humor. Someday you, TomS, and I are going to have to split a bottle of ouzo.
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I look forward to that.
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