Monday, June 18, 2018

Now The Abominations Are Falling From The Sky

The likely cause of the “seafood rain” (as it’s infuriatingly being referred to on social media) is believed to be waterspouts in the Yellow Sea which presumably sucked the animals out of the water and dropped them on Qingdao.

The phenomenon of “fish rain” or “animal rain” is a rare, but very real, weather phenomenon which has been documented for centuries. Reports of thousands of falling fish, frogs, and other animals that have no business in the sky have occurred since the Roman empire. Pliny The Elder wrote about storms dumping frogs and fish into the streets as early as the first century CE. Since then, fish rain has been seen all over the world.

The only thing that would make this event less scary would be to sit in a bus shelter and listen to them make that SPLAT sound as they hit the pavement.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's something you don't see every day...

DrGoat said...

Thank you Chancy.