Written by Abel Rodriguez

Saturday, 22 November 2008

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A sunshower in Mumbai, India

GLASGOW, Scotland - A sunshower is an unusual meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining. This condition usually leads to the formation of a rainbow.

This phenomenon has a wide range of remarkable folkloric sayings throughout the world's different cultures. Some of the more common ones are: In the United States a sunshower means that the devil is beating his wife. In Poland it means that the witch is making butter, and in Japan it means that the fox is taking a bride.

Here are some other sunshower sayings from various countries throughout the world:

Brazil - A parrot is laughing at another parrot's knock-knock joke.

Iceland - A polar bear has just burped up a snowball.

India - A two-humped male camel is humping a one-humped female camel.

France - The devil is cooking creme brulee.

Mexico - A fighting bull has just gored a matador in one of his dendrites.

Cambodia - One of the local barmaids is getting her pretty little biscuit massaged.

Australia - A kangaroo has just gotten his pocket picked.

China - A panda is getting molested by an ostrich.

Norway - A school of sardines has just gone out to recess.

Nicaragua - The frogs are playing leap frog in hopes of having tadpoles.

In the news, the first hurricane to ever hit Switzerland made landfall in Zurich. The winds were clocked at 120 MPH. Luckily damage was minimal being confined to three cheese factories, two watch plants, and an overturned 18-wheeler that was transporting Swiss Chocolate. There were also unconfirmed reports that the Swiss Alps had sustained minor damage.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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