Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cock Sucking Kills

On CNN the other night we saw a report that one contributor to the spread of the avian flu in Thailand is the widespread cockfighting in that country. What particularly shocked us was how one person got the flu.

Apparently, during a cockfight the, um, athletes peck each other so much that often their beaks and throats fill up with blood, feathers, and mucous. Needless to say, this makes it hard to breath and not breathing puts a crimp in the athlete's otherwise lightning sharp reflexes. To fix this the owner/trainer will grab the rooster, plant his lips snugly around the rooster's beak, then suck the blood and phlegm from the cock's beak and throat.

One of the guys that did this somehow caught the bird flu. Who'da thunk?

CNN doesn't seem to have a writeup of the story on their website but here's a link to a somewhat similar USA Today story on cockfighting and the bird flu.

3 comments:

The Moviequill said...

I think I'd rather be henpecked

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Freakin' bird flu, man. Gets you every time.

ScriptWeaver said...

"Cock Sucking Kills"

Please don't tell my girlfriend.