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i read somewhere that the raining cats and dogs thing came from the fact
that everything (including dead cats and dogs were tossed in the sewers
under the streets. so when there was fierce period of rain... the sewers
backed up and dead cats and dogs were floating along the streets.
gross thought i know... i think i came across that in a book about the
black plague in italy (research on how it affected art during the time and
in the future).
thanks for the stories. fun trivia :)
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