#socs Addendum: “It Came Out Of The Sky”

Just thought of this: From their 1969 album Willy And The Poor Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, “It Came Out Of The Sky.”

The lyrics:

Oh, it came out of the sky
Landed just a little south of Moline.
Jody fell out of his tractor
Couldn’t b’lieve what he seen, oh.

Laid on the ground a-shakin’
Fearin’ for his life.
Then he ran all the way to town

Screamin’, “It came out of the sky.”

Well, a crowd gathered ’round
And a scientist said it was marsh gas.
Spiro came and made a speech

About raising the Mars tax.
The Vatican said, “Woe, the Lord has come,”
Hollywood rushed out an epic film
And Ronnie the Popular said
It was a communist plot.
Oh!
Oh, the newspapers came
And made Jody a national hero.
Walter and Eric said they’d put him
On a network T.V. show.
The White House said, “Put the thing in the Blue Room.”
The Vatican said, “No, it belongs to Rome.”
Jody said, “It’s mine
But you can have it for seventeen million.”
Oh, it came out of the sky
Landed just a little south of Moline.
Jody fell out of his tractor
Couldn’t b’lieve what he seen, oh.
Laid on the ground a-shakin’
Fearin’ for his life.
And then he ran all the way to town
Screamin’, “It came out of the sky.”
Oh!


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I kinda doubt the same claim can be made about their more recent creations.

Raining Animals! #socs

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

I cheated! Having no idea how to handle today’s prompt, I typed “fall from the sky” into DuckDuckGo to see what I could find. And I found a Wikipedia article that says that, occasionally, flightless animals fall out of the sky.

Yes, for some reason, fish, frogs, spiders, worms and “assorted marine life” like octopuses, starfish, and jellyfish will occasionally fall out of the sky like rain. In fact, in Yoro, Honduras, fish rain from the sky every summer, in an event known as Lluvia de Pesces, “The Rain of Fish.”

The theory is, at least for marine life, they get picked up in a waterspout, which is a tornado that happens over water, and are then deposited elsewhere, somewhere inland. Other theories include that they’re blown by strong gusts of wind and relocated that way.

I guess Sharknado isn’t as far-fetched as we once thought…

Ron White talks about hurricanes. Those tend to relocate a lot more than just fish and aquatic life…


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