323 reindeer died from a single lighting strike in Norway


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/29/323-reindeer-died-from-a-singl.html


#2

Let’s take a moment of silence for the deerly departed.


#3

Blitzen, Blitzen Jr., Blitzen III…


#4

There’s a joke with “Blitzen” in there somewhere.

Edit:

That’ll do just fine.


#5

Why, oh why, did I click on ‘show full post’? Now I have a sad. :cry:


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#7

Are we sure it was lighting? It could have been Fenton.


#8

At least they went in a flash. Only half kidding. Of the ways nature kills, struck by lightening is probably one of the least painful.

ETA: It also occurs to me that this was probably a herd, so no orphans.


#9

This is why you shouldn’t be out in a Donner storm.


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#11

Another likely suspect:


#12

No way I saw this on X-Files, that was a battle between the shape-shifting alien and the black oil one.

Lightning? Hah.


#13

Great, another thing for Durkon et al to be worried about.


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#15

“It would be a shame if something were to happen to your little Reindeer games…”


#16

It’ll be like figuring out what to do with all the leftover turkey after Thansgiving.

Reindeer sandwiches, reindeer soup, reindeer hot dogs, reindeer kabobs…


#17

Reindeer jerky!


#18

Caribourgers!


#19

They often said that Rudolph was a lightning rod.


#20

I never trust Lightning storms without some Reindeer