Friday, March 27, 2009

Humans Fight Back or The Only Unexpected Abnormal Sound

With all the reports on the recent spate of animals attacking humans, it's only fair to report on a curious case of mass chicken murder:

"Hundreds of chickens have been found dead in eastern China - and a court has ruled that the cause of death was the screaming of a four-year-old boy who in turn had been scared by a barking dog ... A villager was quoted as saying the little boy bent over the hen house window, screaming for a long time, after being scared by the dog .... A court ruled the boy's screaming was 'the only unexpected abnormal sound' and that the 443 chickens trampled each other to death in fear."

443? That's gotta be code, a secret message for the elect to interpret.

But what does 443 mean?

Previously on The Laws of Silence:

* Komodo sought in Brutal Murder
* How to End the World # 4: Killer Worms
* Snake Food


  1. 443

    Order of the Bull's Blood (also known as Lodge 443) is a secret society at Rutgers University, established in 1834 by Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, William Newell and Joseph P. Bradley. It is said to be the oldest currently active secret society at Rutgers, dating several years before the incarnation of the first fraternities at the University. It is similar in history and inspiration to other secret societies like Skull and Bones or Scroll and Key at Yale University and the Porcellian Club at Harvard University. Each year 12 juniors are chosen, or "tapped," by the outgoing senior members of the Order and are tied to a series of continuing pranks at Rutgers and at historic rival Princeton University, including allegedly being involved in the 1875 theft of a cannon at Princeton, an event—and the ensuing debate between the two university presidents—reported in nationwide newspapers, and an unsuccessful repeat attempt in 1946.


    How this relates to Chinese chickens is beyond me....although the theme of animal sacrifice, the name of 443 evoking as it does the rites of Mithraism, is a connection worth exploring.

  2. The Only Unexpected Abnormal Sound.

    This gets my vote for the name of the LoS house band.


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