I feel that this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one of the better-documented modern instances of such strange weather phenomena. In 1982 weather girls in the US reported that with humidity rising and the barometer getting low, according to all sources, at just about half past ten for the first time in history it started raining men. For complete details, listen to the report.
[Pictures: A Rain of Frogs in 1355, woodcut from Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon by Conrad Lycosthenes, 1557;
Rain of fish, woodcut from Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus by Olaus Magnus, 1555;
Rain of snakes, engraving from Der Wunder-reiche Überzug unserer Nider-Welt by Erasmus Finx, 1680.]