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jeff   posted:3/3/2010 8:28:05 AM  (Reply)
Full Article HereLajamanu in the Northern Territory, population 669, has seen hundreds of small white fish fall from rain clouds with many still alive.Weather experts in Australia believe the fish, spangled perch, were sucked up in a thunderstorm before being dumped over the tiny town. Mark Kersemakers, the senior forecaster at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, said: "It could have scooped the fish up to 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."It is the third time in less than 30 years that Lajamanu has been bombarded by falling fish, according to Northern Territory News, after reports of the phenomenon in 1974 and 2004.Joe Ashley, 55, from Jabiru an outback town in the Northern Territory, said: "Usually fish are in the water now they are falling out of the sky what if anything bigger falls out of the sky next?"It could be crocodiles that would be real scary."   
godlypunk   posted:3/3/2010 2:59:14 PM  (Reply)
2004 then 2010 eh? The intervals seem to be getting closer, at that rate will probably happen again next year..... Open the freezer and save that food. I assume you can eat perch.
jeff   posted:3/4/2010 2:26:55 AM  (Reply)
Manna for the Israelites...Perch for the Australians.
jaymonic   posted:3/4/2010 11:34:45 AM  (Reply)

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godlypunk  posted:3/3/2010 2:59:14 PM  (Reply)
2004 then 2010 eh? The intervals seem to be getting closer, at that rate will probably happen again next year..... Open the freezer and save that food. I assume you can eat perch.
'I assume you can eat perch'?  Are you kidding me, the Japanese eat puffer fish.
jaymonic   posted:3/4/2010 11:35:29 AM  (Reply)

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jeff  posted:3/4/2010 2:26:55 AM  (Reply)
Manna for the Israelites...Perch for the Australians.
Oh, to be Australian!


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