I know the newsies stopped talking about the birds that inhabit Betelgeuse long ago.  It’s amazing to me how many kids grow up these days never even hearing about them now.  And most people who do know about them, know only the nickname.  Thunderbirds.  Well, I’ve met them, and I can say they are awful interesting.  They actually are birds, not humans with wings.  Trust me, that makes dealing with them a bit more interesting than the human aliens we all know and love.