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In Norway, It Was Raining Down Earthworms

Updated on April 20, 2015
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Can you imagine what it would be like if you were just chilling and decided to go out for a ski in a gorgeous area of Bergen, Norway, and all of a sudden you come across something quite unusual and something you probably don't see every single day? Well, a biology teacher didn't have to imagine it because they did come across something odd on the outskirts of Bergen, and this all happened over the weekend!

So, what was this weird thing the teacher came across? Thousands of earthworms! Yup, the earthworms were just on the snow's surface, and you are probably wondering if these worms were dead or alive? The answer to your question is that they were alive! Apparently the teacher thought they were dead too, but he quickly discovered they were actually alive after he decided to put a few of them in his hand!

You might think that this could have been a one off or the teacher was the only one that spotted all these worms, but guess what, that wasn't the case at all. In matter of fact, there were other reports that came pouring right on in after the teacher's sighting of the worms started to make the rounds on national news outlets.

Some of the reports that were being released suggested this whole thing happened because a tornado ended up gathering up the worms and then threw them up into the sky and eventually they made their way back down to the ground. Keep in mind that this is just a possibility and hasn't actually been proven, but something like this does make sense to us.

Believe it or not, but the teacher claimed that this isn't exactly something new that has occurred for the first time ever. In matter of fact, the teacher believes that there has been reports of worms raining down that dates all the way back to the 20s.

Look, It's Raining Spiders

The teacher claims may be right, because this actually isn't the first time that it rained down worms! Back in 2011, it started to pour worms, and they fell onto a pitch, which ended up leading to a cancellation of PE lessons at a school. This particular incident occurred in Galashiels, south of Edinburgh.

Worms falling from the sky may seem quite creepy, but this isn't the first time that something like this has happened. In the past there have been 'out of the norm' things that have rained down from the skies, but they weren't worms. They were jellyfish, and they poured down in Bath, but this was back in 1894. However, some people believe that they were tadpoles that were falling from the skies and not jellyfish. Whether it was jellyfish or tadpoles, one thing is for sure and that is that must have been quite a sight to behold!

And speaking of tadpoles, apparently back in 2009 there were reports of some falling from the skies in Japan! Not only was it raining tadpoles, but it was raining frogs too.

Check Out The Video To The Right

Check the video out to the right. It shows a town in Brazil, and it rains spiders! This video surfaced back in 2013, so it is only a few years old. Ok, well technically it wasn't raining because it was spiders that were still in their web, and the web was picked up by the winds and then they fall onto the town, but nonetheless, it is still a sight to see!

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Final Thoughts

We think it's quite odd that the worms appeared to just rained down from out of nowhere, or at least seemingly from out of nowhere. Even though it is on the odd side, we do have to admit that it is amazing that something like this has happened because it is something that doesn't happened every single day and it is really hard to explain how exactly this happened!

One thing we are sure of is that somehow a bunch of earthworms ended up falling from the skies over Norway! Other than that, we have no clue how it actually happened.


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      3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      The standard explanation for these falls is a whirlwind. One suggestion in the case of fish was a mad fishmonger scattering fish all around unobserved. Here the explanation would be a mad angling bait salesman throwing worms all around. Somehow I would find it easier to believe they fell from the sky.


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