Monday, June 25, 2007

Things What Done Fell From the Sky, Pt. 3 - Frogs & Toads

Frogs and toads comprise the largest number of accounts of Things What Done Fell from the Sky, and we would be completely remiss not to include some of them. Of course, as they are so numerous and many sources draw from one another, it is almost certain that we are going to repeat a few accounts along the way. As slow as Blogger has been lately, I didn't want to sit around, waiting for 10-20 minutes for the older entries to load so I could double-check. Lazy? Sure. But it is what it is.

That being said, here are some accounts of frogs and toads showering from the heavens:
  • September 23rd, 1973: Tens of thousands of tiny toads rained on the French village of Brignoles.
  • September 5th, 1922: Small toads rained for two days on Chãlon-sur-Saône.
  • August 1804: A rain of young toads fell over an area close to Toulouse. It was a bright, clear day and a great cloud appeared suddenly.
  • January 2nd, 1973: A "shower of tiny frogs... about the size of nickels" fell in Arkansas during a thunderstorm. The account was carried by the Camden News.
Of course, there are literally hundreds (if not more) of these stories and we will be bringing you more over time. One of the interesting thing about these events in particular is that some showers happened along with rainfall and thunderstorms, while others sprung-up suddenly, as generally a lone, dark cloud appeared in an otherwise bright, sunny sky.

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