Posts tagged ‘pigeon’

September 12, 2017

No Ticket to Ride

by duncanr

a hitch-hiking pigeon and a drunk passenger land an indian bus conductor in deep poo –

August 2, 2016

Use Your Fecken Wings!

by duncanr

May 30, 2015

Indian Police Arrest Pigeon

by duncanr

spy pigeona pigeon has been arrested in India on suspicion of spying for Pakistan after it was found to have a note written in Urdu and with a Pakistan telephone number attached to its leg

an x-ray of the bird found nothing incriminating but police are . . .

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March 7, 2014

Pigeon Blamed for Fire

by duncanr

Oops !

Oops !

Firefighters believe the fire in a 3-storey building in London was started when a doo dropped a lighted cigarette into its nest on the roof of the building (

Not only was there severe damage to the building, the bird’s nest was destroyed in the blaze, leaving the doo homeless – [that’ll teach the bugger not to drop a lighted cigarette!]

November 2, 2012

Body of World War II Spy found in Chimney

by duncanr

Me bad ?

David Martin, 74, found a dead pigeon when clearing out his chimney. Not just any pigeon mind you. A capsule tied to it’s leg contained a coded message dating from the Second World War, indicating that this pigeon had been on a mission – a secret mission.

It is thought the pigeon had been released by British spies working undercover in Nazi Germany with a top secret message for Bomber Command or Winston Churchill himself and that he stopped off at the chimney for a rest but was overcome by fumes from the fire and expired before delivering the message

A more likely interpretation, in my view, is that . . .

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July 13, 2012

Pigeon Chooses Canada Over Cannock

by duncanr

A homing pigeon thought to have met a grisly end after failing to return to Cannock, in the UK, after being released in France, has turned up in Quebec, Canada

It is thought, Percy, – yes he’s a male – lost his bearings and hitched a lift on a trans-atlantic ship rather than ask for directions

Personally, after weeks of relentless rain, I reckon Percy thought ‘bugger this for a laugh’ and decided to quit these wet and windy shores in search of a better clime elsewhere

Full story here –

June 11, 2012

Liverpudlian Pigeon Lovers Branded Nuts

by duncanr

Liverpool Council are in deep poo for claiming people who feed pigeons are mentally ill.

Unlike these Liverpudlians, on the other hand – – who clearly have no mental health issues

January 19, 2011

Excess Baggage Grounds Pigeon

by duncanr

A plan to smuggle drugs into a prison in Bucaramanga, Columbia using a pigeon failed to get off the ground when the weight of the marijuana strapped to it’s back prevented the bird from taking off.

Read more here . . .

Hhmm, as the bard said -the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley’

October 11, 2010

Fly Pigeon

by duncanr

A Racing pigeon – aptly named ‘Houdini’ – disappeared during a race from Guernsey, in the Channel islands to it’s ‘home’ in Dudley, West Midlands.

The journey should have taken Houdini around 6 hours, but she never showed up and her owner, Darren Cubberly, had given her up for lost – until he received a call from Panama City.

Seems Houdini – the crafty bugger – swung a left instead of a right, and hitched a ride on a ship to cross the 5,200 miles of Atlantic ocean to arrive at Panama City

Hhmm, today’s weather forecast for Dudley is a high of 16 deg C. Today’s weather forecast for Panama City is a high of 27 deg C. There’s a few more Dudley residents would make the same choice as Houdini if given half a chance !

Source . . .

September 10, 2009

Pigeon Post beats Internet

by duncanr

Tired of slow connection speeds?

Fed up with poor service from your ISP?

If you think you have just cause for complaint, thank your lucky stars you don’t live in South Africa.

Kevin Rolfe, who runs a financial services company in Durban, said:

‘For years we’ve struggled with the internet as a method of communication. It’s fine for e-mails and correspondence, but we need to transfer a lot of data from one office to another and find it often lets us down.

‘If we get bad weather and the service goes down it can up to two days to get through.’

One of Winstons relatives

One of Winston's relatives

To demonstrate how poor the broadband internet service is in S. Africa Mr Rolfe carried out an experiment

Needing to transfer about 4 gigabytes of data from one office to another 50 miles away, he tied a memory stick to a pigeon.

The pigeon (Winston) took 2hr 6min 57sec to fly from one office to the other. By contrast, the download was only 4% complete.

For Mr Rolfe the future is clear – get rid of those cocky IT bastards upstairs and turn their office into a pigeon loft

Full story here . . .