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Stewart
03-07-2010, 09:35 PM
https://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00996/Lajamanu_fish_682_996346a.jpg

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2873181/Towns-battered-by-raining-fish.html

BAFFLED residents in a remote town have been left dumbstruck - after it rained FISH for two days.
Locals in Lajamanu, Oz, have had hundreds of small white fish tumbling from the heavens 326 MILES from the nearest river.

Many of the fish were still alive when they hit the ground but no one knows where they came from.

Local Christine Balmer said: "I haven't lost my marbles. They fell from the sky everywhere. Locals were picking them up off the footie oval."

The fish are believed to be common spangled perch.

Weather experts say they could have been sucked up by a thunderstorm before being dumped hundreds of miles away.

Mark Kersemakers, a senior forecaster at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, said: "It could have scooped the fish up 40,000 to 50,000 feet in the air.

"Once they get up into the system they are pretty much frozen. After some period they are released."

The town in Australia's Northern Territory has a population of 669. Last week's event was the third time it had happened - the fishy phenomenon also struck in 1974 and 2004.

Joe Ashley, 55, from Outback town Jabiru, said: "What if anything bigger falls out of the sky?

"It could be crocodiles. That would be real scary."



Read more: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2873181/Towns-battered-by-raining-fish.html#ixzz0hY4UorWM

DNK
03-07-2010, 09:48 PM
Food from God.
Can only eat on Friday. :devilgrin:

bgbassplyr
03-07-2010, 09:59 PM
I saw it rain little black frogs once in north FL.

JPSmit
03-07-2010, 10:03 PM
It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a Sperm Whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet and since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity. This is what it thought, as it fell:

The Whale: Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my... well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a... tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello Ground!
[dies]

Curiously the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias, as it fell, was, 'Oh no, not again.' Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly *why* the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.
:whistle:

Silverghost
03-07-2010, 10:48 PM
The answer is 42, so I am told by Zaphod Beeblebrox, who, of course, is the semi-half-cousin of Ford Prefect, which, as we well know, is ALSO an LBC and therefore relevant to this forum! :laugh:

JPSmit
03-07-2010, 11:05 PM
Ford Prefect (a.k.a, Ix) was a friend of Arthur Dent's, and the semi-cousin of The President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox. While on Earth, he posed as an out-of-work actor until the Vogons arrived, when he revealed to Arthur that he was not in fact from Guildford, but from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, and that he was not an out-of-work actor, but a researcher for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He skimped a bit on his preparatory research, leading him to think that Ford Prefect was a perfectly inconcspicous name(according to the film, this is most likely because he believed cars were the dominant species on Earth).

Don't Panic

Silverghost
03-08-2010, 10:36 PM
So long.....and thanks for all the fish! :laugh:

Gliderman8
03-08-2010, 10:59 PM
There was a strange odor coming from this thread when I opened it <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

anthony7777
03-09-2010, 10:55 AM
lets see, about fish, handeling fish,..fresh water fish..salt water fish..large fish..small fish..dried fish.. oh,oh, yes here it is, flying fish thats the one, what a wonderfull recipe!