Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Can It Really Rain Fish?

You might need to invest in a tougher umbrella, because fish, and other aquatic animals, have been know to occasionally fall from the sky.

The fish can't fly though—they get sucked up from lakes or the ocean by waterspouts during a storm. The strong winds in these storms can sometimes carry displaced fish, frogs or even snakes for miles inland before dropping them on unsuspecting towns.

A waterspout works just like a tornado but forms over water.

LiveScience Staff
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