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Pat Shingleton: "Pebbles and Bam-Bam"

3 years 6 months 5 days ago October 25, 2013 Oct 25, 2013 Friday, October 25 2013 October 25, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

This week we presented a series of unusual weather occurances that began with a historical report of falling fish in Marksville. Today's example could be referenced to the Flintstones, entitled "Pebbles and Bam-Bam." On this date in 1973, "The Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored," presented a story about two fishermen in Upstate New York. Their expedition was interrupted by three large rocks, falling from the sky and splashing their boat; followed by a shower of pebbles. As they scurried to their car for cover, and believing that the episode was over, a second pebble-shower erupted. Seeking shelter in a local "watering-hole," pebble-showers continued. A final shower added to their trek home as they arrived safe but stoned.

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