On the day of President Barack Obama's historic inauguration, an American bald eagle, disconcerted by all the hullaballoo, having crossed the Atlantic, made an astonishing crash landing in Barcelona.
Unfortunately, the hapless bird landed on the Ramblas, and because of exhaustion, promptly did the 'splits.'
Hundreds of parrots from nearby Barcelona zoo swooped down to offer assistance but the eagle managed to stand up, dust itself off and started all over again.
We asked the eagle what the problem was, and it told us:
"I just got sick and tired of all the BS back home so I thought it was time to take a vacation. I flew the Atlantic, and to be quite honest I crashed down tired, and did the splits. But the local parrots were amazing. My nuts are a little sore, but I'm happy."
We asked President Obama to comment but he was too busy erecting a basketball court.