When the animal kingdom ruled the world, the gods decided to have a picnic. It was a splendid feast, with platters of food scattered all around the spacious garden.
The king of the gods was serving food to everyone, bringing silver plates ,piled high with all kinds of treats, to those rich in power, and those not.
There was a lot of fruit on the platters: Apples, Oranges, Mangos, Melon, Strawberries, Raspberries, the usual. But there was one fruit, one fateful fruit, which has caused carnage to this day.
Bananas. The King was allergic to bananas. The queen did not know this, and she was peeling one as the king came back, a plate in each hand.
He sneezed, a booming sneeze which made everyone look at him, and that sneeze has created thunder to this day.
As he sneezed a great amount of snot came out of his nose and forever after that has been rain. The two plates he was holding crashed together and created sparks, which since then have been lightning