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06 Febuary - Raining fish in Ipswich Qld.

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 pm

Today in Australian History
Monday, February 6,


1989 - The town of Rosewood, near Ipswich, Queensland, experiences a shower of sardine-sized fish.

Stories abound of creatures falling from the sky: frogs, shells, fish and even starfish have been known to fall in showers occurring inland, many kilometres from the coast.

Usually this is the result of a violent storm causing updraughts, which take creatures from shallower waters into the atmosphere, dumping them somewhere else later.

A similar occurrence took place in Rosewood, a small country town near Ipswich in Queensland, approximately fifty kilometres from Brisbane, the state's capital city.

On 6 February 1989 at about 11:30am, hundreds of fish fell over a single two-acre plot of land reported by by the Ipswich Police Department.. The sardine-sized fish (which were determined later to actually be bream) came down in a light rain lasting only about five seconds.

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