What Falls From The Sky

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/25/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 9/28/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 13
  • 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: It was a case of seafood and eat it in Russia. A delicious feast of oysters, molluscs, crabs and fresh fish rained down on Lazurnaya Bay in the country's far east. The seafood BBQ enjoyed by locals was the result of Typhoon Bolaven. The storm caused chaos as it tracked over Russia, halting the Trans Siberia Railway, stopping ferry services and causing black outs.
Photoshop anything falling/raining from the sky - people, animals, household items, etc. And here's some inspiration music for this contest.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/25/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 9/28/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
13 pictures
  • Raining Skulls in a Storm

    Raining Skulls in a Storm
  • Raining World Leaders In New York

    Raining World Leaders In New York
  • Girl Standing in Dangerous Rain

    Girl Standing in Dangerous Rain
  • Raining Pigs

    Raining Pigs
  • Helicopter Making Money Rain

    Helicopter Making Money Rain
  • Raining Blood at a Slayer Concert

    Raining Blood at a Slayer Concert
  • Raining Stationary

    Raining Stationary
  • Man Flying High in the Sky with an Exploding Plane

    Man Flying High in the Sky with an Exploding Plane
  • Raining Cats & Dogs

    Raining Cats & Dogs
  • Crosses Raining on Nuns

    Crosses Raining on Nuns
13 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Sometimes thousands of fish and sometimes a myriad of frogs fall from the sky. According to the evidence of Athenaeus, fishes rained for three days in the Greek city of Chersonese in 2 BC. On June 16, 1882, small live frogs fell onto the ground inside hailstones in Dubuque (Iowa). On June 30, 1882, strange white frogs fell in Birmingham. In 1863, the village Eykl (England) was literally buried under a layer of toads. And strangely, all of them disappeared next day. In 1578, Bergen experienced rain of large yellow mice, which, after falling into water, hurriedly got out onto the shore. In 1894, the "Monthly Weather Review" reported the falling of gopher tortoises with a size of up to 20 cm in Bovington (Mississippi). On the night of October 26, 1956, a small fairy monkey fell from sky in San Francisco and the efforts to locate the aircraft, which brought the monkey, did not yield results. In Japan, 1 1/2 ton elephant crashed on the banks of Senzu Mara. These are not the strangest types of atmospheric residues. In 1930, five people, covered with ice crust, fell from the sky in Rhenish Massif (Germany). By looking at the clothes, the dead people were neither pilots nor glider pilots. And it is unclear, which tornado could hold people in the atmosphere for so long, that they were covered with ice. On July 28, 1960, a huge stone, which was also covered with ice, fell from sky in Varanasi (India). Fish and a mysterious red substance rained from the sky in Varanasi for several months following this incident. In the same India, beads with holes fall from the sky for more than 100 yrs in Bijori. It is very interesting, where from they come? In the 1920s, large stones fell from the sky next to a girl in Johannesburg, where ever she went, the stones kept falling next to her. Police cordoned the surrounding neighborhoods to nab the culprit and their efforts were futile. In 1957, stones fell around a young aboriginal, who worked on a farm near Pamfrey (Australia). On June 9, 1809, a hail shower hit a section of London, with an area of less than a sq. kilometer. The most interesting factor is that the rain came down when the sky was calm and cloudless. In 1886, rain came down (continuously) on an 1sq.km area in the cities of Chero and Aitken (Georgia)! In 1910, a debate was opened in the press about origin of inscriptions on a meteorite, which fell in Yaqui Valley (Mexico). Charles Holder argued that the inscription was in Mayan language. On May 26, hailstones of unusual form fell from the sky in Remiremont (France) - the hailstones had a strictly spherical surface with a longitudinal seam and a half-length portrait of woman in attire, similar to robe of a priest, was clearly visible on one half of each hailstone. How can one call it a joke, when a huge quantity of ice balls literally filled more than one kilometer field before a church. And the interesting factor is that though some parts of the hailstones hit the crops and hothouses, the major part of the hailstones touched the ground softly as if dropped from a small height. Subsequently, 107 witnesses claimed under oath that they saw how hailstones fell from a height of no more than 2 - 3 m. In 1919, the first quality wheat was sown (at correct depth) in a field, near Ormskirk (Lancashire). In the same year, another field was sown twice with the same variety of wheat (Lincolnshire). Although similar mysterious incidents are usually attributed to Tornadoes, how can they be blamed for the above mentioned cases. Tornadoes cannot transport live animals for hundreds and thousands of kilometers. And it is not in a state to throw objects repeatedly in the same place. In strong tornadoes, wind speed reach such values that even wood chips penetrate through steel sheets. For instance, on July 29, 1904, a passing tornado killed over a hundred people near Moscow. The only survivor, who was lifted into the air by the tornado, and was inside a trackman's hut. Hence, it is not that simple.