Rush-Hour Traffic in UK Halted by Raining Apples

21 December, 2011 at 07:36 | Posted in Funny things :-) | Leave a comment
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By Ginger Chan & Stephanie Lam
Epoch Times Staff

Commuters in Coventry, England could not have expected this from the forecast: a storm of fruit. More than one hundred small green apples fell out of the sky on the evening of Dec. 12, pelting cars and gardens in the small British neighborhood.

So far, no one has been able to confirm the source of the fruit. Some have reasoned that it was due to a weather anomaly, but the area was calm when the apples fell, according to the BBC Weather Center.

Meteorologist Curtis Wood told the BBC that because tornadoes in the UK are usually very weak, even if a tornado did catch the apples, the apples would have to be lifted from within a few hundred meters of where they ended up.

“The tornadoes don’t get very strong and they are not going to transport items very far,” he said. Yet there were no apple trees nearby the road where the apples fell.

“I know the area well and there are no apple trees around,” a driver told The Telegraph.

“I honestly don’t know where the apples could have come from,” said Dave Meakins, a resident whose front garden was littered with smashed apples, according to British media.

Furthermore, if it were only a weather anomaly, one would expect there to be a wide variety of objects falling, not just apples.

Interestingly, in each instance, only one kind of object would be found falling from the sky.

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