Fish keep falling on my head And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed Nothin' seems to fit Those fish are falling on my head, they keep falling The Top End and Central parts of Australia were battered by torrential rains last week. The residents of Lajamanu experienced something a little unusual land on the ground outside of their doors."It rained fish in Lajamanu on Thursday and Friday night," Christine Balmer said, "They fell from the sky everywhere.
A strange light appeared in the sky over northern Norway. No one seems to know what caused it to appear. Could it be a beckon from Santa or the Russians playing with a new toy?
"The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to 12 minutes before disappearing completely.
Onlookers describing it as 'like a big fireball that went around, with a great light around it' and 'a shooting star that spun around and around'."
‘ELE‘ELE — With tennis shoes on, wallet in pocket and a bamboo stick in hand, Kaua‘i resident Curt Carish on Wednesday may have written himself into the most eccentric fisherman’s history book.
To catch a fish with such simple gear would be an interesting tale in itself. But after Carish hauled in a nenue, the 10-inch fish coughed up a gold watch.
“I was just sitting on a picnic table looking out into the ocean of Port Allen beach when I saw a nice-size fish awkwardly swimming close to shore,” Carish said. “So my friend Allen Hall gave me a bamboo stick and said, ‘Go get ‘em.’”
Carish jumped into the waist-high water and struck the nenue a few times with the dull stick until the fish went limp.
He said its stomach was abnormally large but he just threw the fish in the cooler along with his frozen chicken that he was going to barbecue that night.
Tanley, a good friend of Carish, opened the cooler minutes later to discover a gold watch laying inches from the nenue’s mouth.
“And the funniest thing is that the watch was on time and still ticking,” Carish said.
Carish, who often hangs out at the private Port Allen Club with many other members, said in all of his 30 years on Kaua‘i he has never encountered anything this bizarre.
Above is a great photo by Steve Bloom of an elephant swimming in the Andaman Islands. I love swimming. When I lived in Hawaii full time I would swim before I went to work and then again at lunch. Unfortunately it's a tad but chilly in the waters off of San Francisco and I'm not a fan of chlorinated water so I don't get to swim as much as I used to.
In case you thought the photo above was photoshopped here is a video for your viewing pleasure. You've got to love swimming elephants.