Rain of Tadpoles Strikes Ishikawa

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Ishikawa was recently witness to a strange weather recently: a rain of tadpoles with a chance of fish.

Residents claim to have heard unusual noises overnight, and woke to find tadpoles littering cars, sidewalks, and yards. Neither meteorologists nor local officials can explain why the Japanese prefecture was subject to this kind of precipitation.

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The event occurred once again on Saturday in a nearby town, with tadpoles found in a 300-square-meter radius, apparently ruling out some bizarre prank.

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Then, on Tuesday night, small fish are said to have fallen from the sky nearby in yet another Fortean meteorological mystery.

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“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” a meteorologist said. “We have no idea what caused it.”

It is not uncommon for waterspouts to develop, which may pick up and carry small aquatic vertebrates such as these, but no other precipitation was reported along with the falling creatures, and neither were conditions favorable for waterspout activity. Each of the three sites are however located on or just inland of the ocean, not that tadpoles are known to lead a marine life…

Via Pink Tentacle.


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