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We offer a selection of interesting facts about rain.
1. In Portugal, rain is a good reason not to go to work.
2. In the city of Para, residents check the clock in the rain, because the showers go at the same time every day.
3. The game of darts appeared because of the rain. One day the archers in the competition caught the rain. Having gone to the pub, they began to throw short arrows at the target on the wall.
4. In fact, the rain has no smell. The aroma that we attribute to the smell of rain actually secrete actino-and cyanobacteria. The substance that gives the rain a smell is called geosmin.
5. You will not frighten the Ugandans with thunder, since it rains and thunder in the country 250 times a year.
6. Rain caused the appearance of weather forecasts on the radio. When the American owner of the radio station came under rain, he set up a new heading for the weather forecast, which told about the rain several times a day.
7. In the dryland of Bostzwana, people greet the word “pool”, which means “rain”, and the national currency in the country is also called “rain”.
8. In Cuba, it rains only during siesta, and in Thailand - only at night.
9.In the 17th century, a rain law was passed in Great Britain, according to which the forecaster was executed for incorrect prediction of rain.
10. A person can stay completely dry in the rain if he is in the desert. In fact, there are rains in the desert, but it’s impossible to know about the rain, because the drops just do not reach the ground, evaporating under the influence of hot air.
11. All meteorological phrases about rain have a specific meaning. For example, the phrase “intermittent rain” means that the duration of rain will be no more than 3 hours. The phrase "rain is expected" means the duration of rain for at least half a day. The phrase “no significant precipitation” does not mean that there will be no rain, it means that the rain will fall no more than 0.3 liters per square meter.
12. City Cherapundzhi (India) - the rainiest in the world. For the year there falls 26,460 mm of rain.
13. The acidity of ordinary rain - pH 5.6. If the acidity level is lower, then rain is called acid. When the pH of rain is 5.5, bacteria die, and when 4.5, insects, amphibians and fish die.
14. In the town of Winesberg, Ohio, July 29 from year to year, it certainly rains, it lasts for a hundred years.
15. Today it is possible to arrange artificial rain.Particles of dry ice are dropped from an airplane directly onto a cumulus cloud. In a cloud, carbon dioxide is enveloped in water and falls like a snowflake, heating and turning into rain along the way. Thus, it is possible to deal with drought or dissipate clouds.
16. Every year, 519,000 km³ of rain is poured on the ground (each km3 is a billion tons of water).
17. About one in a hundred million people are allergic to rain. Any exposure to water on the skin causes redness, swelling, and such people may die from rain.
18. In San Francisco, a weather station reports rain with a probability of, for example, 4/6. Just 10 local meteorologists vote on whether it will rain or not, and the result is announced to the audience in this kind of “relative” form.
19. The heaviest hailstones rained down from the sky in the city of Gopalganj 04/14/1986. The weight of one hailstone exceeded 1 kg; 92 people died from this “rain”.
20. The rainiest places on the planet have a shortage of water in winter. After the rainy season comes so dry winter that residents have to buy water in other cities.