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Ethiopian residents stunned as fish fall from sky over drought-stricken Dire Dawa

Residents of Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia welcomed the much needed rain in their drought-stricken area this week, but were not expecting the oddity that came with it. According to the Ethiopian Herald, at around 11:30 AM on January 31, 2016, fish began to rain from the sky over the peasant neighborhoods of Dechatu, Finfinne, Adada, and Eyawale Woreda. The Ministry of Livestock and Fishery Public Relations sent a team to the area to examine the phenomena which residents referred to as "a blessing from Almighty God". They say it is the first occurrence of its kind in the country. Oddly, there were no strong winds or typhoons in the area, conditions which typically accompany this type of phenomena. In fact, witnesses say the weather was fair right

It rained fish in Sri Lanka (again)

Villagers scooped up buckets full of the valuable commodity after it rained fish in west Sri Lanka on May 6, 2014. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heaving falling on the roofs of their homes and businesses and were surprised when they rain outside to find fish falling from the sky. The villagers collected over 100 lbs. of the edible fish - many of which were still alive and squirming. A similar incident occurred in Sri Lanka in 2012. BBC weather experts explained how fish can rain from the sky: “The most likely cause of this unusual event probably relates to the formation of a tornado. Tornadoes tend to form in areas where large differences in both temperature, humidity and wind speed and