Re: NANFA-- Heaven Sent Shad?

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 09 Jul 2001 22:21:22 -0700

At 07:05 PM 7/9/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Bizarre fish story:

>This may sound like a fish story, but a sizable shad plummeted from the
>sky Wednesday morning, shattering the windshield of a pickup truck on a
>used-car lot and leaving the employees of East End Auto Sales scratching
>their heads about this fish out of water.
>"We started walking, and when I saw the ground, I thought it was a rock,"
>he said, gesturing toward the fish. "I guess I was over here enough that I
>could almost tell [the windshield] was caved. A fish, I didn't expect."
>Doub, a recreational fisherman, estimated the shad's weight at 2 pounds.
>The shad left a fish-shaped imprint, complete with fins, on the caved-in
>driver's side of the windshield, which Doub said East End Auto would replace.

I wonder how many times that happens and we don't even know about it? How
many times have you been out and wondered "What's that smell?" From a dead
shad in the bushes no doubt.

And I'll bet every one of those alien abduction stories came from someone
who got knocked out by a falling shad and didn't know what happened.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do 
not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? 
To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."
  -- Aldo Leopold (1953) 

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