6/16/1882: ‘Frog Hail’ Pummeled Dubuque
On June 16, 1882, a storm hit Dubuque and some of the hailstones contained LIVING FROGS embedded inside them.
According to anomlyinfo.com, Dubuque was hit by "the largest and most destructive hail-stones." It's said that the hailstorm lasted 13 minutes and that some of the stones measured 1-17" in circumference. The heaviest hailstone from this storm weighed over 1.5 pounds!
Residents reported that melting hailstones contained small living frogs.
How could this happen? The amphibians could have been picked up by a powerful updraft and frozen into hail in the cold air before falling back to the ground.