Pat Shingleton: "Meat Showers..."
Occasionally I’ll grab “unusual” weather-related items from the “Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored.” On this date in 1876, residents of Olympian Springs, Kentucky were wondering how flakes of beef fell from a clear sky. Measuring one to four inches long, the thick shower of meat covered trees and fences over an area of 100 yards by 50. Residents reported that wind was not a factor in the dispersion of the meat. Accounts of the event appeared in the Scientific American and New York Times including one startled witness who ate some of the “shower meat,” noting that it tasted fresh, like mutton or venison – yummy... Inside an office in Newton, New Jersey on March 3, 1929, buckshot fell at different intervals over three days.
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