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Curious about the rain: Do you know what a raindrop contains?

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Learn some interesting facts you may not have known before

1. Speed ​​of raindrops

The drops change in size during the fall process mainly due to the speed of movement. This begs the question, how fast do raindrops fall? They can reach speeds of up to 32 km / h. Of course, not all drops fall so fast. Some slowly descend to the ground at a speed of 3 km / h.

2. The shape of the raindrop

What does a drop of rain look like? It begins its life in a cloud in the form of a sphere, but as it begins to fall to the ground, it acquires a shape that is more similar to the upper half of a hamburger. What a huge disappointment, because we all believed that the drop had a pointed tip. It turns out, however, that it looks more like this:

3. The weight of the raindrop

The phrase “heavy rain” can be an oxymoron, as long as the average weight of one drop is 0.2 grams. It is lighter than a human eyelash.

4. Eternal rain

If you are planning to visit the Mauncinrama area of ​​India, it is worth taking a wetsuit. This is the wettest place on the planet. About 1,186 cm of rain falls every year. The main reason for this is that the Himalayas impede the movement of clouds. The Colombian city of Kidbo is the wettest city in the world.

5. Thirst

The water that falls from the sky is not like the mineral water. But you can still drink rainwater. However, you should know that together with it you swallow everything from the electrical network and the smoking plant.

6. Composition of rain

And to be more specific, rainwater contains bacteria, market, dust, dirt, smoke and other chemicals. On planets such as Venus, the rain is not from water, but from sulfuric acid and methane.

7. The dance of the rain

This is not an urban myth. The Indian tribes actually practice certain dances in the hope of summoning rain. There are, of course, deeper beliefs in this, as agriculture needs irrigation rain. However, drip systems have not been invented before.

8. Fun in the rain

Rain usually harms sports because the playgrounds get muddy. In darts, this inconvenience does not exist. It is believed that this game was created in the Middle Ages in England. Like darts, the children’s song “Rain Rain Go Away” originated in England. In the 16th century, when the country was in conflict with Spain, the Spanish Armada failed to invade Britain in 1588. One of the reasons was the terrible rainy weather.

9. Rain does not always make the ground wet

In some very dry and hot places, the rain sometimes evaporates before reaching the ground.

10. Why we love the smell of rain

When the raindrops reach the ground, we smell freshly dug soil. This is because the soil is inhabited by bacteria called actinomycetes, which leave the sensation of this specific aroma.

11. Color rain

Sometimes the rain has color. This colored rain occurs when the falling drops contain enough dust particles in themselves.

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Petar Gramatikov

Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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