We’ve all heard that it can be raining men, as an expression of course from the popular hit song, but it’s not every day you hear that it’s literally raining seafood. Not that we’re aware of, at least.
Well in the Qingdao, the Chinese costal city, it was in fact raining starfish, prawns and octopuses after strong winds sucked the creatures from the sea. The storm brought trees down and sign posts, it flooded the streets and had traffic completely frozen. What caught the most attention however, was the various sea creatures that were falling from the sky.
Pictures show shrimp, starfish and shellfish falling on driver’s windshields, and octopuses flying through the air. China’s national weather agency referred to the phenomenon as seafood rain.
According to meteorologists, the creatures probably were sucked out of the sea by a waterspout, then blown to shore by the heavy winds. This is surprisingly not the first time we’ve seen such a thing, with a reported downpour of fish in India and fish raining from the sky in Mexico.
Free dinner, anyone?