It’s Raining Frogs in Serbia

Did you ever see the movie Magnolia, where it rains frogs at the end?** I thought that the filmmaker was just being clever, but apparently it actually happens.

At least it does in Serbia. That’s where thousands of frogs descended upon on a village of understandably terrified citizens.

“We were all wondering what it was when suddenly frogs started to fall from the sky. I thought maybe a plane carrying frogs had exploded in midair,” Caja Jovanovic told Ananova.

While, at first, you might think this signals some drastic problem — like the end of the world, for instance — the phenomenon is apparently recognized by the scientific community. A local climatology expert, Slavisa Ignjatovic, said it happened because “A whirlwind has sucked up the frogs from a lake, the sea or some other body of water somewhere else and carried them along to Odzaci where they have fallen to the ground.”

So I guess this could happen anywhere. Sure makes me want to visit Serbia, though.

**Note: if you haven’t seen Magnolia, don’t worry, the frog falling scene doesn’t have much to do with the rest of the movie, so I haven’t ruined anything for you.

[via Spluch]