Residents of Beebe, Arkansas woke up on New Year's Day to massive hangovers and kitchens full of empty champagne bottles. Also,  5,000 DEAD BLACKBIRDS stretching over a one mile area. While officials still can't say for certain what caused the mass death, some are speculating that New Year's Eve fireworks are to blame. Crazier still is that a day before and only 125 miles away, 100,000 dead fish were found in the Arkansas river. And today, 500 dead birds (including the red-winged blackbirds found in Beebe) were discovered along a quarter mile of Louisiana highway. Well, 2011 can only get better from here, right? Right!?!? Yeah, we're all totally screwed.

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BUST's resident conspiracy theorists and wildlife enthusiasts are trying to figure out what's going on, but we need your help! Any ideas as to what could possibly be happening, readers?

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photo courtesy of greennature.com

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