What Falls From The Sky

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/5/2011 11:20
  • Ended: 1/8/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
What Falls From The Sky
Contest Directions: The 2011 comes with one big mystery in its hand. Friday in Arkansas, around 2000 dead bird started falling from the sky, the red-winged blackbirds simply dropped from the sky in a town located in central Arkansas. The reason for this incident is still a mystery. It was first though it had to do with an area they used as a roost, but after authorities went there they found no dead birds on the ground, which ruled out any type of illness among the birds. Snow, rain, hail, birds and meteors are not the only things falling from the sky on our heads. There are numerous records of strange things that fell from the sky - ranging from frogs and fish to stones and even candies and meat.
Let's see if we can create more legends/stories of what could be falling from the skies - photoshop anything falling from the sky - people, animals, household items, etc. And here's some inspiration music for this contest.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/5/2011 11:20
    • Ended: 1/8/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
25 pictures
  • Spam Falling From the Sky

    Spam Falling From the Sky
  • Dentures Falling From the Sky

    Dentures Falling From the Sky
  • Killed by Falling Giant Toad

    Killed by Falling Giant Toad
  • Raining Bras on Tiger Woods

    Raining Bras on Tiger Woods
  • The Sky Is Falling

    The Sky Is Falling
  • Cigarettes Falling From the Sky

    Cigarettes Falling From the Sky
  • Raining Cats and Dogs Painting

    Raining Cats and Dogs Painting
  • Magritte Rain

    Magritte Rain
  • Elephant Falling From Building

    Elephant Falling From Building
  • Raining Frogs

    Raining Frogs
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Explanations of the raining animals phenomenon: In the 19th century, some suggested that the evaporation of water carried frog eggs to the clouds, where they grew up and fell to the ground during rain. In 1859, J.E. Gray, a witness of fish rain in Mountain Ash in Wales, stated that the most likely explanation for the phenomenon was a prank, played by one of the servants, who scattered the bucket of fish. Scientific explanation: In contrary to the opinion of the majority of his modern counterparts, French physicist Andre Marie Ampere believed that the evidence of animals in the rain were true. Ampere tried to explain the rains of toads using the hypothesis, which was subsequently adopted and developed by scientists. Before the Society of Natural Sciences, Ampere said that due to the movement of toads in fields in large groups, they could have been "captured" by winds and transported over long distances. Scientific explanations for the phenomenon appeared very recently, which links the raining of animals with tornadoes. According to this hypothesis, waterspouts are capable of transporting animals due to the combination of depression in waterspouts and the strength of winds. Both terrestrial animals as well as fish would have been lifted from the surface and the birds were captured while flying. Then, these waterspouts or tornadoes transported animals to relatively higher altitudes. Therefore, winds are capable of picking up animals from the ground and make them fall at certain points. Some tornadoes and waterspouts could completely dry a large puddle so as to force the local fauna fall in the form of raining animals at a distance. In some cases, several scientific explanations deny the existence of fish rain. For instance, in the case of fish rain in Singapore in 1861, the naturalist Francis Castelnau explained that the rain was in the period of migration of catfish and these animals are capable of crawling along the ground to move from one reservoir to another, like eels, which can run for several kilometers in wet meadows, or like lings, which breed in flooded fields. In addition, he noted that the fact of seeing fish on the ground immediately after rain is not more than a coincidence, because, usually these animals move along ground, wet with dew or after rainfall or flooding. Alternative explanations: In super natural hypotheses, which are based on religion, the phenomenon can be perceived as a punishment or gift from heaven (in the case of toads in the Bible) or as sign of Divine kindness, when the discussion is about edible animals. Which, nevertheless, do not reject the scientific explanation for the phenomenon but simply mentions on who's wish the phenomenon is taking place. The writer Charles Fort developed a fantasy hypothesis, which says that a force existed previously, that could instantly transport objects, now appearing only in the form of the rain of fish. Another "hypothesis" of Fort is based on the alleged existence of the "Super Sargasso Sea", a divine tank, which sucks the ground objects and ejects them. In the 19th century, A. Humboldt recorded the falling of fried fish in South America or the falling of fat, muscle and drops of blood from the sky in 1841 as described by Troost. On May 15, 1890, Italy witnessed a rain of bird blood. No winds were recorded on that day and surprisingly, the "bodies of birds" were also not found. In 1896, hundreds of freshly killed birds were found scattered on the streets of Baton Rouge (Louisiana). In January 1969, a number of observers saw a flock of flying ducks falling down dead on the streets of St. Mary (Maryland) as if an inaudible explosion took place.