The World's Most Bizarre Weather and the Technology that Could Help Prevent it

By Allison Boccamazzo July 18, 2012

Mother Nature is like any typical woman; you can love her, hate her, or find her to be your own worst enemy, depending on how you treat her. This summer has served as more than enough proof of the pure power and wrath in which she can easily dish out – sometimes for no apparent reason at all. Throughout history, however, we have observed some extremely rare and odd cases of weather spanning across the globe – from the curious to the downright disturbing. As technology seems to be taking care of virtually every worry and care in the world, perhaps it can solve these weather-related mysteries, too!

The Odd Weather:

We’ve all heard of raining cats and dogs, but we obviously know that’s just a clever saying, right? Right. For many people across the world – from California to India – this light-hearted remark has been eerily replaced with real-life cases of creatures falling from the sky in insane abundances. From fish to frogs to birds, individuals and authorities alike can’t seem to piece this puzzle together, especially seeing how sometimes they appear miles away from the water. One idea drawn up to answer this is that waterspouts whirling over lakes or oceans can suck water (and whatever else is in there) up into the clouds, carrying them long distances and dumping them on unsuspected areas below. If you think this is bad, don’t even get me started on the reports of blood falling from the sky – something which has been reported since ancient Roman times.

The Tech Needed:

When small animals are replacing raindrops, it’s obvious that you’ll need an insanely durable and innovative umbrella. One that could help prevent this incident (if you’re so lucky to have it happen in your area) is the Pileus Internet Umbrella, an umbrella in the works which includes a mobile PC and a projector to display live Internet content while keeping users dry from rain (or, you know, frogs and fish). If you’re queezy about seeing dead animals all around you and need something to cheer you up, you need only play your favorite comedy movie and look up to instantly forget about it all. Check out the rest of these dry-tech contenders here.

The Odd Weather:

Again, we’ve all heard the classic hit Great Balls of Fire, but this takes the 50’s hit to an entirely new level. For centuries, people have apparently been reporting sightings of electrical oddities; balls of light ranging in sizes from a golf ball to a football, which occasionally float through the air during thunderstorms. This is indeed considered a real thing, being described as an unexplained atmospheric electrical phenomenon which has no smell, emits no heat, and disappears with a popping sound after encountering something electrical. Not only have these glowing spheres mystified those who encounter them, but also the scientists who study them. Therefore, there is no leading explanation for how ball lightening forms.

The Tech Needed:

Since no one has been able to explain or reason these mystifying balls of light, allow yourself to be the first to truly capture it in high-definition quality for future research – by doing so, perhaps you can contribute to figuring out why the heck it happens in the first place and how to prevent them from happening in the future. In order to do this, you’re going to need a high-tech camcorder – the higher quality the better. Try something like the Panasonic AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder. This product serves as the world’s first professional, fully-integrated Full HD 3D camcorder that records to SD card media. It also democratizes 3D production by providing a more affordable, flexible, reliable, and easier-to-use tool for capturing immersive content, (such as balls of lightening in the sky). While it is intended only for use by professional videographers and comes at a petty penny ($21,000, to be exact), you can rest assured that you will have the best quality image content on the market. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, check every option out here.

So there you have it – some insane, almost unbelievable weather that has left us confused and Mother Nature probably sitting upon her grassy throne laughing maniacally. While we often hear stories of weather seriously impacting technology, we can at least rest assured in the hope of the opposite this time around. Check out some more unexplainable weather-related incidents by clicking here.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

TechZone360 Web Editor

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