Ornithophobia, or fear of birds, can take many forms. Some people fear only birds of prey, such as vultures, while others are afraid of even household pets like parakeets. If you suffer from ornithophobia, you might fear that you will be attacked by a bird or you may simply be uncomfortable around them.
Causes of Ornithophobia
Like all animal phobias, ornithophobia is commonly caused by a negative encounter with the feared animal. Many birds can be somewhat aggressive in hunting for food, and childhood run-ins with pigeons or seagulls bent on stealing popcorn or other snacks are common. Many people, whether or not they have a full-blown phobia, are wary of snacking in areas with large bird populations.
The negative encounter need not have happened to you directly. Birds sometimes fly through open windows or down chimneys, causing an uproar in the home. If your parents were nervous in such encounters, this could be enough to trigger a phobia.
(My grandparents owned a farm with chickens on it. Does that count?)
Lent (for those that subscribe to the same brand of religion as me) is a great reason to realize your mistakes, renew your approach on life, and walk forward with a better sense of self and faith.
I’m giving up profanity and taking better care of myself (eating right, working out, sleeping enough, etc.). I know this isn’t really giving up anything substantial but in doing so I know it’ll change things for the people around me. There’s a laundry list of things I need to improve about myself but I figured small goals would eventually get me to my destination. I only have one life and I don’t intend to waste it on regret.
Four Detroit public high schools have decided classroom time should be used to train 60 students to work at Walmart. A new partnership gives participants 11 weeks of job-readiness training during the day and a Walmart job after school. Students earn 10 credits toward graduation…
So, I’m not a big fan of Jello because I relate it to being sick and besides that, the contents are questionable since it’s made out of (brace yourselves) gelatin, an animal product rendered from the hides and bones of animals. I got my first lesson from Ray who is vegan that Jello-O isn’t so wholesome after all. Damn you Bill Cosby.
You see, the production of Jello-O starts out with the boiling of bones, skins, and hides of cows and pigs. The boiling process releases protein-rich collagen from the animal tissues. Of course it’s filtered numerous times, dried, and then ground into a powder. Since the collagen is processed extensively, the government doesn’t classify it as a meat or animal product. So the rumor that it’s made out of horse hooves is out of the clear since Kraft has claimed that hooves do not contain enough of the necessary collagen and therefore are not used in their Jello-O product. Below you will find masterpieces that everyday Americans have created out of a classic hospital dessert.
Jell-O Mold Cheeseburger
Vanilla and walnut flavored Jell-O bun, pistachio flavored lettuce, cherry and cherry cream Jell-O tomatoes, chocolate and chocolate mousse flavored Jell-O burger, orange-lemon Jell-O cheese, lemon-lime Jell-O pickles and coconut flavored Jell-O onions.
OR how about this one:
"The Jell-Roe" - caviar on a Jell-O budget
Any way you slice it, I think people can get pretty clever with their Jell-O. Even if you’re not partial to this gelatin dessert, it’s still an impressive medium for art’s sake.
Who knows, you might find me slaving over a Jell-O bust of Coco.
But hey, I’ll take tonight’s win over the Clips. My boyfriend got his triple double tonight at the game buzzer so it makes up for our losing streak. Yep, Stephen Curry had 36 points, 10 Rebounds, and 13 Assists! It was an incredible game despite Monta being out. What blew my mind was Tolliver’s 29 points. It doesn’t even matter that we’re a D-League team. I’ll take the win.
Last night, after finishing all my judicial council forms, summary depositions, and case briefs I drifted into a bitter loss as the Warriors gave up their 42 minute lead to Dallas. Oh and it gets better, I watched as Monta came down grabbing his knee. I awoke this morning to hear Glenn tell me it’s a mild sprain but he might be out for tomorrow’s game against the Clippers. It’s no fault of his own really. I just can’t watch our tired players go for another defeat. We have the third worst record in the league right now. Oh, and we’re on a 9 game losing streak. All-Star game anyone? Oh yeah…we have none.
Lane Kiffin does some recruiting for the class of 2015
With the departure of Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin has taken it upon himself to do some major recruiting. Yes, David Sills is the 13-year-old quarterback that Kiffin has been looking at. It’s confirmed that David has verbally committed to play for USC. Like I said, he’s T H I R T E E N!
It’s about time, ain’t it? Southwest — which is easily one of the most enjoyable airlines to fly on here in the States — has finally cemented its in-flight WiFi plans after more than two full years of hemming, hawing and testing. A fresh blog posting on the airline’s website clues us in on exactly how difficult to road to this day has been, but a finalized partnership with Row 44 will allow wireless equipment to be installed into 15 aircraft per month starting in Q2 of this year. In time, the company will ramp that up to 25 per month, which should mean that its entire fleet of 540 planes will be outfitted for mile-high web access by “early 2012.” We’re still being kept in the dark when it comes to pricing, but Southwest assures us that it’s still “testing a variety of price points on the four aircraft that currently have WiFi” and that a decision will be made in a few more months.