It started with a quirky story by Goulburn Post journo BRITTANY MURPHY, and soon spread across the world. From the US to the UK, and all points in between, news services couldn't get enough of the story about Goulburn's Spider Rain.
CNET reported "Welcome to Australia, where even the rain is spiders." Newsweek and Time couldn't agree with each other with Time reporting - "It's raining spiders in Australia," and Newsweek countering with "Why it's NOT raining spiders in Australia." And E online took a typically measured approach with "Everyone's worst nightmare has come true! It's literally raining spiders in Australia."
And it wasn't just the news services. Goulburn was trending on twitter for this freaky phenomenon. You could even say we were all over the web (get it?).
All that's missing so far is a catchy #SpiderRain song with a Youtube video... maybe something based on "It's raining men"... or "Purple Rain?"... or "Spider-man"?
Anyway, we'll leave that to the budding musos. Here's how the news services of the world reported Goulburn's Spider Rain, mixed with some social media reaction.