March 3, 1876

On This Date in! in 1876, meat rained from the sky in Bath County Kentucky and covered a rectangle area of approximately 100 by 50 yards. The meat appeared to be beef, but several of the braver Kentuckians claimed it tasted more like mutton, venison or lamb. Doctors of that time identified the mystery meat as lung tissue from either a horse or human infant, but no reasonable theories were ever formulated that would explain how so much lung tissue from either a horse or (several) infants could have fallen from a clear sky.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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