Saturday, October 04, 2003

Sounded Like Hail

"At first, D'Agata thought the thumping noise he and his wife heard on the back deck Sept. 19 was hail. But when he went outside to take a look, D'Agata discovered tiny, gelatinous eggs with dark spots in the middle."

I don't know what to make of this story. Hail is hard, it's ice, it can dent metal and break glass in larger sizes and even when smaller has a pretty distictive sound. Frog eggs are soft and gelatinous. Since it was, presumably, raining at the time, possibly pretty hard, how hard would something so soft have to hit in order to hear it over the rain, especially to sound like hail? And if it hit that hard why didn't they just splatter into an unrecognizable mess? What would happen to a ball of Jello if you through it at the floor?

I don't doubt frog eggs could be carried by a storm, it just sound kind of weird that he actually heard them come down.

Frog eggs fall from the sky onto home in Berlin, CT

Tiger Bite

Tiger Attacks Las Vegas Magician Roy Horn

I hope he lives.

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