After being treated to this latest media obscenity (and the drones who read headlines and get scared over nothing), the truth finally surfaces, just as I knew it would:
Federal records show they happen on average every other day somewhere in North America. Usually, we don't notice them and don't try to link them to each other.
"They generally fly under the radar," said ornithologist John Wiens, chief scientist at the California research institution PRBO Conservation Science.
Y2K - the former undisputed heavyweight champ
Global warming - defeated Y2K for the biggest non-story in history
Foot and mouth disease
Mad cow disease
Swine flu / H1N1 - a flue that was as mild as seasonal flu and not more infectious somehow was labeled a pandemic and caused Mexicans to be quarantined in some Asian countries all because of the media, not reality
Hurricane Katrina - even a genuine disaster had to be exaggerated all out of proportion; inaccurate outbursts by single sources were often reported as fact in newspapers across the country
Unintended acceleration, Audi
Unintended acceleration, the sequel, Toyota
Mass bird deaths