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Citizens of Coventry left baffled after it rains apples

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  • 14-12-2011 5:45pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭


    The good people of Coventry have been left mystified after a downpour...... of apples.

    Bemused motorists were forced to take evasive action when an avalanche of apples descended from the sky just after the rush-hour on Monday.

    One theory is that freak weather conditions may have caused a vortex of water pressure, which is when wind and rain form a powerful vacuum that can lift items and dump them up to 100 miles away.

    The current of air could have lifted the fallen fruit from a garden or orchard and released it over the Coundon area of Coventry.

    Another theory is that the apples could have fallen from a plane.

    One motorist, who was travelling with her husband at about 6.45pm, said it was lucky the downpour hadn’t caused a pile-up.

    She said: “The apples fell out of the sky as if out of nowhere.

    'They were small and green and hit the bonnet hard.

    'There were other cars on the road at the time too and everyone had to stop their cars suddenly.

    'It wouldn’t surprise me if some cars were damaged.'

    Yesterday, a 20-yard stretch of the road was strewn with crushed apples made mushy by the rain. Many had smashed as though they had fallen from a great height.

    Baffled resident Dave Meakins opened the front door yesterday morning to find a number of smashed apples in his front garden.

    The 63-year-old retired fork lift truck driver cleared up the mess, initially believing it was down to misbehaving children until he looked across the road to see more apple debris and realised the scale of the phenomenon.

    'I honestly don’t know where the apples could have come from,' he said.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073974/Core-blimey--raining-APPLES-Drivers-stunned-mysterious-downpour-fruit.html#ixzz1gWo8ErVn


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭blatantrereg


    Amazing that in the age of smartphones nobody thought to record on film such an incredible phenomenon!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,065 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    There are going to be even more tarts in Coventry now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭force eleven


    I reckon Granny Smith is behind all this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,065 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    Apple downloads.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    ejmaztec wrote: »
    Apple downloads.

    Classic.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,191 ✭✭✭✭Latchy


    My first thought was a sack of apples has somehow fell out from a planes hold .


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 468 ✭✭J K


    cider a mistake or a hoax


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,739 ✭✭✭✭starbelgrade


    The police in Coventry really need to get down to the core of this even if it means peeling through days of evidence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭Seachmall


    J K wrote: »
    cider a mistake or a hoax

    Get your coat :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭Brendog


    Waiting for them to make the connection and discover gravity.....


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    ejmaztec wrote: »
    Apple downloads.

    Thats cloud storage for you!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,969 ✭✭✭hardCopy


    What a load of Bull-mers


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,191 ✭✭✭✭Latchy


    Brendog wrote: »
    Waiting for them to make the connection and discover gravity.....
    Newton might be impressed .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,739 ✭✭✭✭starbelgrade


    ejmaztec wrote: »
    Apple downloads.

    Free downloads from Apple?

    You're havin' a laugh!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,065 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    Free downloads from Apple?

    You're havin' a laugh!

    It's an introductory offer for their new High-Pod.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,065 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    Latchy wrote: »
    Newton might be impressed .

    Yeh, Newton pipped him at the post on that one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭CardBordWindow


    Why couldn't that have happened in Africa? A nice Christmas present.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭blatantrereg


    Why couldn't that have happened in Africa? A nice Christmas present.
    dont be so ridiculous!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,065 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    Why couldn't that have happened in Africa? A nice Christmas present.

    Because the racists sent them to Coventry.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,450 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    Witch apples they be, from the Coven tree.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 810 ✭✭✭Fear Uladh


    They need to get to the core of what happened.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,372 ✭✭✭im invisible


    Why couldn't that have happened in Africa? A nice Christmas present.
    frogs? Check
    locusts? Check
    apples???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 232 ✭✭eire.man


    apples cloud just couldn't hack it anymore ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,969 ✭✭✭hardCopy


    Some hard-core puns in here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,191 ✭✭✭✭Latchy


    ejmaztec wrote: »
    Yeh, Newton pipped him at the post on that one.
    Result = Cidona .


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,536 ✭✭✭Stiffler2


    I reckon it's Steve Jobs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,327 ✭✭✭Sykk


    Sounds like an appleanche.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭stupidusername


    Surely if they'd fallen from a plane,the velocity / momentum would make them like torpedos by the time they hit the cars :confused: vortex sounds more likely


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