Why Frogs Sometimes Fall From the Sky

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Comments • 948

  • SciShow
    SciShow  12 days ago +60

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    • Ron González
      Ron González 9 days ago

      Video is too long!

    • Yoldania Mercado vasquez
      Yoldania Mercado vasquez 9 days ago

      vio depormo

    • mausalus09
      mausalus09 10 days ago

      So when was the last water spout in Northeast Africa near the Nile river? An entire Dominant Western Religion branched from this Hebrew/Jewish texts.

    • Amitoj Bhullar
      Amitoj Bhullar 10 days ago

      SciShow i live in Punjab, India and have experienced falling frogs many a times in childhood
      My parents used to tell me that when clouds are formed they are also usually taken with them but till today don't know the proper answer and no one have the answer according to me

  • Leighton Julye
    Leighton Julye 23 hours ago

    caught in gravity waves

  • Ken O
    Ken O 3 days ago

    I hope no geneticist will say "Challenge accepted" and go on to succeed in making a flying frog with wings.

  • Cristopher Valencia
    Cristopher Valencia 4 days ago

    haha that no. I could hear the fear lol.

  • Joe LaRiccia
    Joe LaRiccia 5 days ago

    I live in Ohio and it's happened here a few times in my life with small fish

  • -Double Negative-
    -Double Negative- 5 days ago

    Hydric acid is falling from the sky!

  • Dee B
    Dee B 6 days ago

    Cockroach rain would be epic

  • Ajax Dan Bro
    Ajax Dan Bro 7 days ago

    it's raining cat's and frog's

  • Emma Grader
    Emma Grader 7 days ago

    likin his suit tho

  • Maracachucho
    Maracachucho 7 days ago

    I'm behind the same-size theory since shape influences aerodynamics a lot and that could explain why it's just one type of animal.

  • Anon
    Anon 7 days ago

    Hey Hank could you narrate SciShow Space instead of that annoying girl with the arms flailing around everywhere when shes talking? Her voice and fluctuations are my nails on chalkboard, you'd be much better for the job!

  • Bismuth Crystal
    Bismuth Crystal 7 days ago

    You saying "Dorothy made it all the way to Oz" is so absurdly unscientific. You don't specify how far away Oz is, so it's not informative. Come on, man. Really.

  • Louis Marez
    Louis Marez 8 days ago

    I am truly amazed at the uneducated moronic people posting things like raining bears.this phenomenon has been happening all through history it’s just in the past 100 years it is happening more and more frequently.all sorts of creatures such as snakes,turtles,frogs,fish but since the entire U.S. media is censored it will not be reported on.make no mistake this is a sign of the end of times.think about it why only a certain species.for example a specific species of whatever fish can’t be caused by a tornado they cannot separate the various wildlife and just dump a certain species of snakes 200 to 400 hundreds of miles inland ! !

  • Inannawhimsey
    Inannawhimsey 8 days ago

    Yes those mysterious segregating whirlwinds...do they work for scale? Another fun vid, folks.

  • Lon Johnson
    Lon Johnson 8 days ago


  • Beckoning Chasm
    Beckoning Chasm 8 days ago

    Charles Fort covered this. "We are property."

  • I am da big head Master

    That happens

  • Round Pi
    Round Pi 8 days ago

    "Living Hail" You had to make that pun, didja?

  • Nickel
    Nickel 8 days ago

    All hail the glow cloud.

  • Acid Shot
    Acid Shot 8 days ago

    LoL wutt? I never tought of that :/ and the worst thing i'm from Serbia... i jel ima nekog naseg ovde?

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  • Jonatan Barragan
    Jonatan Barragan 8 days ago

    How about the rain makes a nearby pond to overflow, and after the rain people see frogs or fish, hence no evidence

  • Matt Kraft
    Matt Kraft 9 days ago

    Glitch in the matrix

  • Juliano A.J.
    Juliano A.J. 9 days ago

    Where I live the term for heavy rain is "rain of knives (pocket knives)"

  • mrs0019
    mrs0019 9 days ago

    So the legitimacy of sharknado has been confirmed. Thanks science.

  • DanTDM Jr.
    DanTDM Jr. 9 days ago

    Lol im from serbia and was born 2005 xD

  • Timur Ibatov
    Timur Ibatov 9 days ago

    I experienced frog rain in my small town in Central Asia. Although I only saw an aftermath, my aunt told me that it was normal in that area. Frogs were very small and all over the place, it was hard to walk without stepping on one or two.

  • Zom Bee Nature
    Zom Bee Nature 9 days ago +1

    I saw saw a waterspout once. And I saw a big dustdevil once. No fish or scorpions rained out though. 😳

  • Research Institute 2

    Remember, explanations are ALWAYS proofs. The most logical explanation for all of these events is my fairy fuckin godmother. My fairy fuckin godmother waved her magic fuckin wand and poof ... frogs ... fish ... idiots ... horses ... fall from the sky. Anything is fuckin photoshopped.

  • Ivica Milaric
    Ivica Milaric 9 days ago +2

    Because God is still waiting for his shipment from Lockheed Martin to arrive. When it does, frogs will be replaced with Hellfire-2.

  • bearsemen
    bearsemen 9 days ago

    Fishy weather reports

  • SB Kids tv
    SB Kids tv 9 days ago

    *What do you think of Pepe the frog being declared a hate symbol?*

  • TWF Solutions
    TWF Solutions 9 days ago

    I was always under the impression that it was tiny fertilised fish/frog eggs being evaporated up into the sky during intense heatwaves, trapped in the water vapours. Then the atmospheric pressure and moisture holds them for a while in clouds, while winds transport them hundreds of miles until their mass becomes too much and gravity (along with regular cloudburst and rainfall) see them drop back to the ground?

  • Quest Jones
    Quest Jones 9 days ago

    Sooooo... there’s pretty much no answer then?

  • Watching Quietly
    Watching Quietly 9 days ago

    Cause frogs can fly, just like pigs. lol

  • Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith 9 days ago

    You guys have it all wrong the sky is actually the bottom of a lake (that's why it's blue). When something crashes through the glass that holds the water in such as a "meteor" then it cracks and rains sometimes letting out fish and frogs.

  • Skepticgalaxygirl Plays

    philippines rains ice some times

  • Gabrielle Johnson
    Gabrielle Johnson 9 days ago

    Hank is the best

  • Eduardo Vasconcelos
    Eduardo Vasconcelos 9 days ago

    Yes, Sharknado is real.

  • JoJora
    JoJora 9 days ago

    Is that a jojo reference?

  • Coldwelth Simms
    Coldwelth Simms 9 days ago

    How is this guy and his brother on every other educational channel??

  • Coldwelth Simms
    Coldwelth Simms 9 days ago

    How is this guy and his brother on every other science channel??

  • Elijah Knott
    Elijah Knott 9 days ago


  • Duane Vasquez
    Duane Vasquez 9 days ago

    The Weathergirls said it was raining men. Hallelujah. Amen. Can’t make this up

  • josh cook
    josh cook 9 days ago

    They are just respawning. What's the big deal.

  • dans.squareflake
    dans.squareflake 9 days ago

    so can I get a tuatara pin or is that a hank green special?

  • Splexsychiick
    Splexsychiick 9 days ago

    blue shirt with red socks.....I'm triggered.

  • hello
    hello 9 days ago +1

    wow he’s talking slow

  • aluf mangoes
    aluf mangoes 9 days ago

    signs of apocalypse and armageddon

  • Lynn Welch
    Lynn Welch 9 days ago

    There was a large pond in Texas (note "was"...) that was emptied by a tornado, afterwards it rained frogs. It was only about 4 ft deep to start with, but all the water was gone...

  • Starkos
    Starkos 9 days ago +1

    Jesus done did it.

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  • Ace
    Ace 9 days ago

    This is quite fishy.

  • Salt!and Pepper
    Salt!and Pepper 9 days ago

    K i d: hey mom why do frogs sometimes fall from the sky?
    M o m:
    M o m:
    M o m:
    M o m: I'm sorry what

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    Kossiin 9 days ago

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  • Alonzo Flowers
    Alonzo Flowers 9 days ago

    Wow. Never have I seen a sci show video where he was so unsure. And the probability that STORMS made frogs fall out of the sky for days at a time makes no sense. Animals weren't sucked out of the sea by a waterspout and thrown miles past shore. Most waterspouts are mere rotating columns of air that are too weak to suck up water, let alone spray it over long distances. Waterspouts do are only proven to spray water up to a height of a few meters, which is nowhere close to what is speculated.

  • Jojokenn
    Jojokenn 9 days ago

    Wait, *is this a jojo reference?!*

  • Danny SJ
    Danny SJ 9 days ago

    Cuz Tsuyu is having my babies in heaven

  • Sidechaining is Important.

    is this a prank

  • Just Some Random Person
    Just Some Random Person 10 days ago +1

    The weather today will be showers of frogs...

  • Troy Anderson
    Troy Anderson 10 days ago

    All liers shall have their part in the lake of Fire.
    1 Corinthians 6:9-11
    9. Or do you not know that the UNrighteous will "NOT" inherit the kingdom of God ?
    Do not be deceived:
    neither the sexually immoral,
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    11. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of God.
    All must REPENT from Sin to enter thy kingdom.
    Jesus Christ is the "Only" way to the Father in Heaven.

  • Mike Strong
    Mike Strong 10 days ago

    Answer is basically
    "I don't know but i can guess"

  • TapTap 511
    TapTap 511 10 days ago +1

    Was that a motherf*cking Jojo’s reference!

  • Giovanni Gonzalez
    Giovanni Gonzalez 10 days ago

    SciShow: science can't explain it right now, but don't worry, it's not a sign from a higher divinity or alien creators warning the human race of some major catastrophe. So relax, take of your giant tin foil hats off and stop making all this crazy conspiracy theories. Now sit there and enjoy watching me take this very relaxing mundane quiz.
    I don't if anyone here will get this reference, but when ever I here this type of news I think of One Piece and the floating island arch.

  • campeador94
    campeador94 10 days ago

    It's possible fish and frog eggs get sucked up to the sky in water spouts and by the time they float over land they hatch and fall down.

  • MattyBoy J
    MattyBoy J 10 days ago

    It’s because of Weather Report, duh.

  • Speedy 212
    Speedy 212 10 days ago

    Now if money would fall from the sky..

  • Carlos Torres
    Carlos Torres 10 days ago

    The editing trims so much it actually cut off the s and sounded like thai show at the start.

    IAMISRAEL 10 days ago

    Soooooo....the "water spouts" ONLY picked up frogs far out in the ocean? Dude, these scientist a idiots. They will say Anything to seem as if they are able to explain Everything. Smdh

  • Fuentes
    Fuentes 10 days ago

    Its simple.. Because we live in a virtual reality our creator just copy and pastes frogs x1000 birds x1000

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    Wassup Channel 10 days ago

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  • rickroll11112
    rickroll11112 10 days ago +1

    Explain that atheist!!111

  • The Man
    The Man 10 days ago +1

    It’s god punishing frog and toad for opening the cookie jar

  • DelliriiuM
    DelliriiuM 10 days ago

    I have this bucket outside and I always find toads in it and there no way a toad could jump high enough to get in so I'm confused.

  • All Encompassing Evil
    All Encompassing Evil 10 days ago

    5:03 - That's so cute. He really let the awkward teenage nerd out.

  • Fhaegg Ggidd
    Fhaegg Ggidd 10 days ago

    Here comes dat boi

  • Geeks Life
    Geeks Life 10 days ago

    So what you're saying is, Sharknado could happen....

    • Steven Glansburg
      Steven Glansburg 10 days ago

      Geeks Life-no, none of the examples weighed that much, unless an ultra storm picks it up or what not.

  • SA3D
    SA3D 10 days ago

    Sooo... No answer, yet !

  • donovan Helton
    donovan Helton 10 days ago

    he sounds like oh from home

  • Pastel Pigicorn
    Pastel Pigicorn 10 days ago

    Spider rain? S P I D E R R A I N!!!

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  • Bud Skii
    Bud Skii 10 days ago

    Skypeia ! Nuff Said

  • Spank bank91
    Spank bank91 10 days ago

    -Another cow
    -I think it's the same cow..

  • Andrew Rocketson
    Andrew Rocketson 10 days ago

    Weather Report

  • MeeM MaM Abrigo
    MeeM MaM Abrigo 10 days ago

    some stay dry while others feel the frogs

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  • Battleborn
    Battleborn 10 days ago

    I’m trying to figure this guy out. He knows everything and helps with homework and he wrote the fault in our stars and other good books lol

  • saintcharlezful
    saintcharlezful 10 days ago

    This was explained in like 1989 dude, you just learn this in 5th grade yesterday lil guy?

  • shahida islam
    shahida islam 10 days ago

    1:00 I thought he said similar events have been reported where whales have fell

  • The One
    The One 10 days ago

    When I was little in Nigeria in Africa I used to see it rain little frozen fishes when it rains hard, some of them thaw right after landing in the warm water and just follow the stream of water. You have to really pay attention to notice it though, I thought it was normal but growing up I realised that it's far from normal, most people don't even notice it and don't believe me when I mention it.

  • Martinithequarterhorse

    I accidentally disliked this video... I have sinned.

  • Junior
    Junior 10 days ago

    Go straight to the point.

  • Gustavo Driotez
    Gustavo Driotez 10 days ago

    In Australia rains kangaroos snakes and alligators oh! And koalas too. I swear

  • Gustavo Driotez
    Gustavo Driotez 10 days ago

    When I was a kid. I saw little turtles. Raining in my country. El Salvador on my way to school And I swear I wasnt high jejeje

  • Abombonation
    Abombonation 10 days ago

    Because you’re under a bridge.

  • Cup o' Joe
    Cup o' Joe 10 days ago

    In the place where I live, it's raining cats and dogs ☺

    • Cup o' Joe
      Cup o' Joe 9 days ago

      Steven Glansburg I wish I could. There are too MUCH of them that I was trapped in a POODLE of mud. ☺

    • Steven Glansburg
      Steven Glansburg 10 days ago

      Cup o' Joe better start adopting.

  • Youfail Mon
    Youfail Mon 10 days ago

    Wind. The end.

  • Samuel Hermosillo
    Samuel Hermosillo 10 days ago

    *Reads the title*
    Wait what the f-