When you think of the bizarre incidents that happen in the world, there seems to be almost no logic or reason behind the astonishing events. No matter how much you stretch your imagination to picture the most absurd occurrences, you might just fall short of what actually transpired in China. It seems that parts of the country have had ‘worm rain’ in Liaoning province along the borders of North Korea.
The Worm Rain
Recently, a video showing this baffling event became popular on the internet. This video shows a line of cars that appear to be completely covered by what can be perceived as slimy creatures. This peculiar phenomenon gets even stranger in the clip where the people in the area behave as if this is nothing out of the ordinary, with the only exception being a lady who is seen with an umbrella. While we have no comments from authorities on this, some ideas about what could have caused this have started floating around on the internet. A Twitter user claimed that these are not worms but poplar flowers that look like furry caterpillars upon full bloom.
Still, others theorize that these worms might have ended up in the area after being carried off by strong winds, a kind of occurrence that has been observed throughout history. A similar incident happened in Texarkana, East Texas, where fish apparently fell from the skies in December 2021. However, The Library of Congress states that animal rain has not been examined properly enough to find exactly what causes it. Meteorologists have hypothesized that these events could be a result of tornadic waterspouts that carry small animals from water in their vortices only to drop them along the way. Another suggestion blames the wind currents from weather conditions like tornadoes for animal rains. Incidents supporting this claim have been seen in tornado-prone areas like Kansas City and Ishikawa Prefecture.
5 Subtle Signs That a Loved One Is Dealing With Anxiety
Unlike physical illnesses, mental health issues are harder to spot, and without a deliberate attempt to understand, they can go undetected. Anxiety is affecting over 284 million people worldwide. Do not be too surprised if you find out that one of your friends or family members is suffering from it too. In case you have confusion figuring it out, here are five subtle signs that a loved one is dealing with anxiety.
Irregular Sleep – They Always Look Exhausted
A disturbed sleeping pattern without any underlying cause can be a hint of anxiety. We are all privy to sleepless nights, every once in a while, but a chronic sleep irregularity is something you should look into. Over-production of adrenaline hormone is common among people who suffer from anxiety. This affects their sleep as their body is in a perpetual fight mode.
Low Attention Span – Difficulty to Remember Things
Actions like always running late, forgetting things, being unable to maintain a conversation, and mindlessly drifting off mid-conversation could be symptoms of anxiety. When someone has anxiety issues, they are likely to ruminate over negative thoughts, which lead to a decrease in the attention span and ability to focus on things.
Eating Disorders – Eating Too Much or Too Little
Anxiety can affect eating patterns to extreme levels. Many people lose their appetite and are unable to eat when they suffer from anxiety. In some instances, they could also experience anorexia, or they could also overeat to cope with the feeling of numbness. If you notice your friend eating too much or too little and or you notice an unusual weight loss or gain, then be sure to check on them for anxiety.
Maintaining a Distance – Avoiding Social Gatherings
People with mental health problems tend to isolate themselves, which can further aggravate their situation. If your loved one is skipping gatherings, avoiding calls, mostly at home spending time alone then do reach out to them.
Physical Health Problems
Anxiety can affect physical health as well. Panic attacks, which are common for people suffering from regular bouts of anxiety, can cause pain in the chest and breathlessness. It can also cause digestion problems and skin disorders as a result of prolonged stress.
What adds to the dilemma is that people suffering from mental health issues are less likely to speak up about it, making it harder to offer them help. But this mental health day, let’s try to take out some time to check up on our loved ones and look out for subtle signs that hint at a bigger problem.