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The Weather Doctor
Answer: While fish and frogs falling from the sky is not a common occurrence, it has been reported many times around the world, with or without exaggerated embellishment.
Here is how it can happen:
The most likely means by which fish, frogs or any other object (books, a box of chickens, cows, letters have also been reported "falling" from the sky) are lifted aloft is through the passage of a tornado or waterspout. The strong updrafts can lift objects to great heights within a thunderstorm cloud and carried long distances.
When a tornado passes over the ground, it may sweep objects into its circulation and then throw them out again, kind of like a discus thrower. If the item is lightweight like a fish or a small frog, it may be caught in the strong storm/cloud updrafts for a long time, rising higher and higher until it is finally thrown out or drops out like a hailstone. (There is a report of an ice-covered turtle falling from a storm cloud!)
If the item is very heavy, it may not go very far ,and just tumble and jump along the ground, travelling some distance before coming to rest. Observers may think they saw it fall from the sky although it likely did not reach a high altitude.
High winds such as found in a hurricane may keep objects aloft for many miles, allowing them to fall far from their point of origin. Roofs, billboards, and other large, flat object can act as a sail or wing and be tossed high in the air. Even if an item is heavy, strong winds may roll and tumble it until it is hundreds of feet from its original location as has been reported for cars, trucks, and boats.
Originally posted by mateandbucky06
I find it interesting that one the left of the youtube page that one the side there is videos of the mobula manta ray, a 'flying manta' similar to what the great whites do in south Africa. Jumping out of the water and seeming to fly.
They can travel fast at need, cruising at up to 35 km/h, and will fly as far as 150 km from a nest site to find food. They can reach great heights, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) is not uncommon, and on one exceptional occasion, an aircraft over the Côte d'Ivoire collided with a Rüppell's Vulture at the astonishing altitude of 11,300 m (37,000 ft), the current record avian height. They have a specialized variant of the hemoglobin alphaD subunit; this protein has a high affinity for oxygen, which allows the species to take up oxygen efficiently despite the low partial pressure in the upper troposphere.
Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
It's clearly a plane flying low over very clear water. Sea Plane?
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Maybe it's looking for another Australian zoo keeper.
No, defcon5's explanation seems as good as any.
Wing In Ground effect, which refers to the reduction in drag experienced by an aircraft as it approaches a height approximately equal to the aircraft's wingspan above ground or other level surface, such as the sea. The effect increases as the wing descends closer to the ground, with the most significant effects occurring at an altitude of one half the wingspan
Originally posted by caballero
that thing is flying as fast as the plane, I dont know how fast the plane is going there but if its a big jet its going 300+ mph, is it possible for something small like that to fly that fast?