Fishy phenomenon! Tilapia fall from sky during rain and only scientists can explain why

Fishy phenomenon! Tilapia fall from sky during rain and only scientists can explain why

- Small fish fell from sky during light rain in a Mexican city

-Most people can hardly believe that such a thing actually happened

- But scientist have an explanation why it happened and may happen again in future

Mexico was thrown into confusion after small fish fell from sky during light rain in the northern part of the country.

Civil defense officials noted on their Facebook page that there were about four small fish that accompanied the rain. It was phenomenon.

“The rain in the coastal city of Tampico was characterized by fish falling from the sky,” the Civil Defense Agency stated in a brief statement.

Many were hard pressed to believe that fish actually fell from sky because they couldn’t understand how these creatures found their way to sky, much less without wings.

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However, scientists had an explanation for the extremely strange phenomenon, which has happened elsewhere before according the U.S. Library of Congress.

The scientists are of the view that tornadoes that form over water, also called waterspouts, are behind this phenomenon.

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Waterspouts, the scientist believe, can suck fish into the air where they are then blown around before they are finally released back to earth.

Watch video below for more about the fishy phenomenon:


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