Today is Save the Frogs Day, which, according to its founders is “the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history, with over 115 events in 19 countries.” Check out their website for more information and for ways you can help.
In honor of Save the Frogs Day, today's offbeat offering deals with the phenomenon of frogs falling from the sky. All over the world, people have been reporting "raining frog" events for thousands of years. Scientists now speculate that water spouts--tornadoes that occur over water bodies-- are the likely cause. They theorize that the spouts lift small, lightweight animals like frogs up from the water and carry them into the sky, only to drop them like rain elsewhere. I for one would love to see frog rain sometime (but only if the little fellas weren't hurt). Check out these websites for more information on frog rain: