Monday, 14 April 2014

Raining Frogs & Fish: A Whirlwind of Theories

By Benjamin Radford, Live Science Contributor | April 10, 2014 07:57pm ET

A woodcut showing a rain of frogs in Scandanavia, from 'Prodigiorum ac Ostentorum Chronicon,' one of the first modern books about strange phenomenon, was published in 1557.
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For millennia, people have reported a rare and strange phenomenon: a sudden rain of frogs — or fish or worms — from the sky. You may be minding your own business walking in a park on a blustery day when a small frog hits you on the top of the head. As you peer down at the stunned animal, another one comes down, and another and another all around you, in a surreal rain of frogs in various states of trauma.

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