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Tue Jul 18, 2017, 11:37 PM

Every Year, the Sky Rains Fish. Explanations Vary.

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JULY 16, 2017

La Unión, a small rural community in Honduras, where residents report an annual “rain fish” and where, four days
before, locals recovered silver sardines that had supposedly fallen from the sky. Credit Adriana Zehbrauskas for
The New York Times

YORO, Honduras — Things don’t come easy in La Unión, a small community on the periphery of Yoro, a farming town in north-central Honduras.

Poverty is universal, jobs are scarce, large families are crammed into mud-brick homes and meals often are constituted of little more than the subsistence crops residents grow — mainly corn and beans.

But every once in a while an amazing thing happens, something that makes the residents of La Unión feel pretty special.

The skies, they say, rain fish.

It happens every year — at least once and often more, residents say — during the late spring and early summer. And only under specific conditions: a torrential downpour, thunder and lightning, conditions so intense that nobody dares to go outside.


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Canoe52 Jul 2017 #1

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Wed Jul 19, 2017, 11:27 AM

1. Wonderful story thanks for sharing!

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