Why Frogs Sometimes Fall From the Sky

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  • Zen Smith
    Zen Smith 7 saat önce


    there animals that can flatten out....or that seems to be a connection spiders snakes frogs and tend to widen out while falling and there wide fish bodied fish...maybe up is down so they brace for landing in the water spout so up they go because they alter there terminal velocity...and shape matters

  • holymanlogin
    holymanlogin 3 hafta önce

    It's raining men, hallelujah!

  • Gossamer Lights
    Gossamer Lights 3 hafta önce

    Magic, it's definitely magic.

  • roger Therik
    roger Therik 3 hafta önce

    Australia just HAD to make itself weirder

    aussie's are the worst

  • A Tr
    A Tr 3 hafta önce

    Wow... Thats some biblical plague sh*t

  • Bob Harvey
    Bob Harvey 3 hafta önce

    It rained frogs on me in 1996 in Racine county Wi. Driving on a desolate road around 9pm while raining so hard I could barely see. Then, it rained frogs. Dented up my already crappy Ford Taurus. It was one of the most sureal things I've ever been through. No one believes me. Frogs were everywhere.

  • Captain Raz
    Captain Raz 1 ay önce


  • Elliot Grey
    Elliot Grey 1 ay önce


  • prograde
    prograde 1 ay önce

    plAgUE Of frOgs!!!

  • Marc Bonfiglio
    Marc Bonfiglio 1 ay önce

    I witnessed toads raining in the mid 90's along the southern coast of New Jersey.

  • Zane Plutano
    Zane Plutano 1 ay önce

    Thank you! I hope I’m not to late for that second chance.. ;)

  • CrythornMadness
    CrythornMadness 2 ay önce

    well frogs would be from ponds or marshes, and fish would need to be small, so baitfish types which shoal and stick close to the surface. both explain why only certain animals rain down, you wont find a shark falling with baitfish due to weight, and you wont find frogs (fresh water) with said baitfish (sea water)
    If a tornado hits water during sardine season, its gonna pick up alot of sardines, as they shoal at coatslines at a certain point to spawn. why is a simple explanation beyond some scientists?

  • Voldycat
    Voldycat 2 ay önce

    When i was in year 4 and learning about the water cycle I remember putting my hand up and telling the class about this and the teacher didn’t believe me and when I insisted she sent me outside BUT TAKE THAT MISS SCOFIELD I WAS RIGHT

  • shadfurman
    shadfurman 2 ay önce

    I think the densely clustered theory is most probably.

    How often is there a school of fish near the surface of the ocean at the moment a water spout passes?

    One or two fish are probably picked up all the time, the likelihood of anyone being around and noticing one or two fish dropping out of the sky is pretty low, and if one did, they'd probably just thing they were seeing things, or that a bird dropped it.

    Idk about frog habits, if there are ever times when they accumulate on mass. I've seen tiny frogs so thick you couldn't walk without stepping on them for probably quarter mile. Crunch, crunch, crunch. So at least some species of frogs do.

  • Deconverted Man
    Deconverted Man 2 ay önce

    it once rained frogs in walnut creek, ca.

  • Darkthz ?
    Darkthz ? 2 ay önce

    Fish rain in Honduras C:

  • Ezekiel Martin
    Ezekiel Martin 2 ay önce

    Why do frogs
    Fall down from the sky
    Every time
    You walk by?
    Just like me
    They long to be
    Sucked out of lakes!

  • Shannon Peacock
    Shannon Peacock 3 ay önce

    Having a scientific explanation doesn't disqualify the notion of, for example, omens. Those who believe in such do not see them as mutually exclusive. In that regard the "end times" assessment would be incorrect.

  • Mr. V
    Mr. V 3 ay önce

    anyone else find this less than satisfying? The video title suggests we'll know why by the end. But no one knows? none of our explanations fully fit the observed phenomena? Video title shouldve been "magic confirmed"

  • Leighton Julye
    Leighton Julye 3 ay önce

    caught in gravity waves

  • Ken O
    Ken O 3 ay önce

    I hope no geneticist will say "Challenge accepted" and go on to succeed in making a flying frog with wings.

  • Cristopher Valencia
    Cristopher Valencia 3 ay önce

    haha that no. I could hear the fear lol.

  • Joe LaRiccia
    Joe LaRiccia 3 ay önce

    I live in Ohio and it's happened here a few times in my life with small fish

  • -Double Negative-
    -Double Negative- 3 ay önce

    Hydric acid is falling from the sky!

  • Dee B
    Dee B 3 ay önce

    Cockroach rain would be epic

  • Ajax Dan Bro
    Ajax Dan Bro 3 ay önce

    it's raining cat's and frog's

  • Emma Grader
    Emma Grader 3 ay önce

    likin his suit tho

  • Maracachucho
    Maracachucho 3 ay önce

    I'm behind the same-size theory since shape influences aerodynamics a lot and that could explain why it's just one type of animal.

  • Anon
    Anon 3 ay önce

    Hey Hank could you narrate SciShow Space instead of that annoying girl with the arms flailing around everywhere when shes talking? Her voice and fluctuations are my nails on chalkboard, you'd be much better for the job!

  • Bismuth Crystal
    Bismuth Crystal 3 ay önce

    You saying "Dorothy made it all the way to Oz" is so absurdly unscientific. You don't specify how far away Oz is, so it's not informative. Come on, man. Really.

  • Louis Marez
    Louis Marez 3 ay önce

    I am truly amazed at the uneducated moronic people posting things like raining bears.this phenomenon has been happening all through history it’s just in the past 100 years it is happening more and more frequently.all sorts of creatures such as snakes,turtles,frogs,fish but since the entire U.S. media is censored it will not be reported on.make no mistake this is a sign of the end of times.think about it why only a certain species.for example a specific species of whatever fish can’t be caused by a tornado they cannot separate the various wildlife and just dump a certain species of snakes 200 to 400 hundreds of miles inland ! !

  • Inannawhimsey
    Inannawhimsey 3 ay önce

    Yes those mysterious segregating whirlwinds...do they work for scale? Another fun vid, folks.

  • Lon Johnson
    Lon Johnson 3 ay önce


  • Beckoning Chasm
    Beckoning Chasm 3 ay önce

    Charles Fort covered this. "We are property."

  • I am da big head Master

    That happens

  • Round Pi
    Round Pi 3 ay önce

    "Living Hail" You had to make that pun, didja?

  • Nickel
    Nickel 3 ay önce

    All hail the glow cloud.

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    Acid Shot 3 ay önce

    LoL wutt? I never tought of that :/ and the worst thing i'm from Serbia... i jel ima nekog naseg ovde?

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