posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 03:51 PM
The news story showed up on Yahoo news with a different twist. It seems that house fires are common in Egypt this time of year, and the fire
investigators have determined that the Usual Suspects (kerosene stoves, bad circuits) are to blame.
They blame "flaming pigeons" (no, REALLY! Would I lie??) for some of the fires:
Investigations have shown that there are burnt pigeons on top of some of the burnt houses and it's probable that they fell there after catching fire
at other houses," he said. "Maybe that explains the rumours of balls of fire falling from the sky."
And therein lies a moral. The people are not as well educated as the United States and other countries and have long been held under a gridlock of
religion. It's easy for them to think "flaming meteor" when one of us here in the "first world" would think "oh man... bird! fire! That's