Corntopia Fallas

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Corntopia Fallas

Erhaus Bewler Falluper: "Starting at the buzzer, in thirty seconds, name for me as many birds as you can think of."

Corntopia: "Partridge, parrot, peacock, blue tit, coal tit, willow tit, bearded tit, marsh tit, long-tailed tit, great tit, woodcock..."

One factor that undoubtedly influenced the present selection of names to represent all the other Violent Unknown Event victims was a collection of interviews filmed some eighteen months before the VUE by Erhaus Bewler Falluper.

Erhaus Bewler Falluper: "Starting at the buzzer, in thirty seconds, tell me as much as you can about the emu."

Corntopia: "The emu is the national bird of Australia..."

Falluper, a professional statistician interested in assessing the public's general knowledge, conducted one particular survey by asking forty-one interviewees three elementary ornithological questions. To assure a random sample, Falluper chose to use all the names in the same Public Records Office file as himself. Seven of these forty-one subjects later became VUE victims. And Corntopia Fallas was one of them.

Although happy for us to use material of her filmed before the VUE, Corntopia had no wish to be photographed at the present time for her sleep would be disturbed. For Corntopia spends the cold months of the year in hibernation in this cottage a few miles from the Boulder Orchard on the Lleyn Peninsula

Corntopia Fallas' cottage on the Lleyn Peninsula

The VUE had lowered Corntopia's body temperature and slowed her circulation. She suffered badly from the cold. She was happiest when asleep and she dreamt of water. The dreams, said her doctor, were a compensation for her experiences on the night of the Event, when Corntopia had been rescued from a serious forest fire.

Rapper Begol: "Actually you can see the black part just there..."

Rapper Begol, Second Custodian of the Boulder Orchard and personal friend of Corntopia's, was working as a Forestry Commissioner at the time of the VUE and he remembers the fire.

Rapper Begol: "And we thought we'd won the battle. The wind changed, whipped the fire up again and it started going round the hill."

Round about the first of May, Corntopia rises from her hibernation, and needing little sleep during the summer months, is prepared to work eighteen hours a day on the weekly WSPB magazine, The Rooster.

Erhaus Bewler Falluper: "Starting at the buzzer, in thirty seconds, name for me as many birds as you can that start with the letter W."

Corntopia: "Whooper swan, wigeon, wagtail..."

To announce Corntopia's return, the magazine printed on its cover a photograph of the will, or the poor-will, sometimes known as the sleeper, a bird that lay dormant for weeks on end without detectable heartbeat in the cliff crevices of the Sierra Nevada.



The Falls Biographies

  1. Orchard Falla

  2. Constance Ortuist Fallaburr

  3. Melorder Fallaburr

  4. Appis (Arris) Fallabus

  5. Standard Fallaby

  6. Tasida Fallaby

  7. Lacer Fallacet

  8. Arris Fallacie

  9. Mashanter Fallack

  10. Squaline Fallaize

  11. Carlos Fallantly

  12. Musicus Fallantly

  13. Wrallis Fallanway

  14. Allia Fallanx

  15. Starling Fallanx

  16. Ipson & Pulat Fallari

  17. Stachia Fallari

  18. Aptesia Fallarme

  19. Corntopia Fallas

  20. Anteo Fallaspy

  21. Pandist Fallaspy

  22. Sashio Fallaspy

  23. Vyanine Fallaspy

  24. Casternarm Fallast

  25. Ardenaur Fallatter

  26. Agropio Fallaver

  27. Propine Fallax

  28. Cash Fallbaez

  29. Antopody Fallbatts

  30. Coppice Fallbatteo

  31. Agrendo Fallbazz

  32. Cisgatten Fallbazz

  33. Hasp Fallbazz

  34. Canopy Fallbenning

  35. Cole Fallbird

  36. Castel Fallboys

  37. Acataloope Fallbus

  38. Astraham Fallbute

  39. Loosely Fallbute

  40. Betheda Fallbutus

  41. Cathine Fallbutus

  42. Bwythan Fallbutus

  43. Menenome Fallbutus

  44. Olivine Fallbutus

  45. Vacete Fallbutus

  46. Astra Fallcas

  47. David Fallcash

  48. Bewick Fallcaster

  49. Catch-Hanger Fallcaster

  50. Clasper Fallcaster

  51. Felix Fallcaster

  52. Max Fallcaster

  53. Orion Fallcaster

  54. Throper Fallcaster

  55. Raskado Fallcastle

  56. Appropinquo Fallcatti

  57. Agrimany Fallchester

  58. Sitiarch Fallding

  59. Ostler Falleaver

  60. Edio Fallenby

  61. Shey Fallenby

  62. Affinado Falleur

  63. Erek Fallfree

  64. Thomax Fallfresh

  65. Zachia Fallgillot

  66. Joyan Fallicory

  67. Bird Gaspara Fallicutt

  68. Obsian Fallicutt

  69. Wrallis Fallinway

  70. Ashile Fallko

  71. Agostina Fallmutt

  72. Castan Fallockery

  73. Cottes Fallope

  74. Pollie Fallory

  75. Afracious Fallows

  76. Hearty Fallparco

  77. Sallis Pino Fallpinio

  78. Crasstranger Fallqueue

  79. Romanese Fallracce

  80. Ascrib Fallstaff

  81. Armeror Fallstag

  82. Combayne Fallstoward

  83. Geoffrey Fallthuis

  84. Merriem Falltrick

  85. Stephany Falltrix

  86. Tolley Falluger

  87. Vassian Falluger

  88. Erhaus Bewler Falluper

  89. Grastled Fallusson

  90. Castral Fallvernon

  91. Leasting Fallvo

  92. Anthior Fallwaste


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