This Bird Keeps Itself In The Air By Sheer Force Of Anger Alone

This Bird Keeps Itself In The Air By Sheer Force Of Anger Alone

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About

"This Bird Keeps Itself In The Air By Sheer Force Of Anger Alone" is a phrase frequently used in association with a picture of a Loggerhead Shrike.

Origin

The original photograph of the Loggerhead Shrike caught in midair was taken by Flickr user Steve Leach on January 19th 2010 [10]. On Flicker it preceded to gain over 2,700 views.

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Spread

On March 16th 2012, Tumblr user Fairy-Wren posted the image on their blog[2]. In within 6 years the post gained over 179,000 notes. The image was also frequently reposted on other sites, without proper attribution, often used as an example of "Angry Birds in Real Life" referring to the popular mobile game Angry Birds. [3][4][5]

On March 25th 2015, the phrase "This bird keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone." became associated with the photograph when Twitter user @Paul2eD posted said image with the caption.In two years it gained over 22,000 likes and 16,000 retweets.


Paul Tweedy @Paul2eD . Follow This bird keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone. RETWEETS LIKES 15,878 21,577 8:47 AM -25 Mar 2015

Various Examples


Paul Tweedy @Paul2el Follow This bird keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone. Juan Fran Jimenez @JFJ Follow This Thwomp keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone. RETWEETS FAVORITES 62 70 imsheer force of THIRST. This bird keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone. imsheer force all of anger Paul Tweedy な · Follow Paul2eD This bird keeps itself in the air by sheer force of anger alone

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External References

[1] Flickr – Steve Leach

[2] Tumblr – Fairy-Wren

[3] Keralitesblog – Angry Birds in Real Life

[4] TwistedSifter – 40 Real-Life Angry Birds

[5] NeedFindKnow – 40 Real-Life Angry Birds

[6] Desmotivaciones – kikex92

[7] Twitter – @Paul2eD

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Magnus Force
Magnus Force

In all seriousness, loggerhead shrikes are indeed ferocious little bastards. They're almost entirely carnivorous and impale their prey (insects, reptiles, frogs, mice, other birds) on thorns, twigs, and barbed wire.

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