"On Thursday week," reported The Athenaeum, an English magazine, on July 17, 1841, "during a heavy thunder-storm [in Derby, England], the rain poured down in torrents mixed with half-melted ice, and, incredible as it may appear, hundreds of small fishes and frogs in great abundance descended with the torrents of rain. The fish were from half an inch to two inches long, and a few considerably larger, one weighing three ounces.... Many were picked up alive. The frogs were from the size of a horsebean to that of a garden-bean; numbers of them came down alive, and jumped away as fast as they could...."
*From 'It's Raining Frogs and Fishes,' by Jerry Dennis (HarperCollins, 1992).
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