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No Handsome Princes

To combat a drought, farmers in the Rangpur province of Bangladesh are catching frogs and marrying them to each other to encourage rain. Both Islamic and Hindu wedding ceremonies are being used, and the hitched croakers are then released back into the ponds where they were caught. “I’ve done it before and it worked,” one farmer said. At least 12 frog wedding ceremonies have been performed in the region in recent days. (RC/AP) ...See, I told you it worked: it’s raining cats and dogs.
Original Publication Date: 23 April 1995
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 1.
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