|dethalternate||Date: Saturday, 18-April-2015, 10:54 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
The early bird soars above the mountains and fjords, attempting to catch the worm. Except in Norway, the worms are flying too.
From the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder to the residents of Shirley in Croydon in 1998, the rainfall of frogs, fish and even apples has caused a sensation. Yesterday (local time), worms joined the cast of unlikely objects to descend from the heavens.
The claimed phenomenon of "raining earthworms" on the mountains of Norway was viewed, by some, as a precursor for the end of days. "Repent," wrote one social media sage, "the apocalypse is nigh."
It is thought the earthworms - numbering several hundred, according to reports - were lifted from the ground by up-currents of wind, possibly a tornado. They were then deposited on top of ice many miles away from their original resting place. The worms may, meteorologists say, have been in the upper atmosphere - almost space worms.
Biology teacher Karstein Erstad is reported to have been skiing near Bergen when he stumbled across the worms last weekend. "I saw thousands of earthworms on the surface of the snow," Mr Erstad told European news website, The Local.
Read more/full article/source - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world....1434293