At their most violent, British thunderstorms have been known to shower land with fish and frogs. Small creatures can be sucked up within the strong updrafts of a thunderstorm and carried along for an hour or more before falling back to earth. In 1984 six-inch long fish fell on a London neighbourhood - some were still alive. Not quite raining cats and dogs though.
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The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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