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Curious facts about rain

1. In Portugal, rain is a good reason not to go to work.

2. In the city of Pará, residents check their watches on the rain, as showers fall at the same time every day.

3. The game of darts appeared because of the rain. One day the archers were caught in the rain. Going to the pub, they began throwing short arrows at a target on the wall.

4. In fact, rain has no smell. The scent, which we refer to as the smell of rain, is actually released by actin and cyanobacteria. The substance that gives rain to rain is called geosmin.

5. Ugandans cannot be frightened with thunder, because in the country it rains with thunderstorms 250 times a year.

6. Rain caused radio weather forecasts. When the American radio station owner got caught in the rain, he instituted a new weather forecast heading that reported rain several times a day.

7. In arid Bostswana, people greet with the word "pula", which means "rain", also the national currency in the country is also called "rain".

8. In Cuba, it rains only during the siesta, and in Thailand - only at night.

9. In the 17th century Great Britain passed a law on rain, according to which a forecaster was executed for incorrectly predicting rain.

10. A person can remain completely dry in the rain if he is in the desert. In fact, there are rains in the desert, but it is impossible to know about the rain, because the drops simply do not reach the ground, evaporating under the influence of hot air.

11. All phrases of the Hydrometeorological Center about rain have a specific meaning. For example, when the phrase "short-term rain" is meant that the duration of the rain will not exceed 3 hours. The phrase "expected to rain" means the duration of the rain for at least half a day. The phrase "without significant precipitation" does not mean that there will be no rain, it means that it will not rain more than 0.3 liters per square meter.

12. Cherrapunji (India) is the rainiest city in the world. During the year 26,460 mm of rain falls there.

13. The acidity of ordinary rain is pH 5.6. If the acidity level is lower, then the rain is called acidic. At a rain pH of 5.5, bacteria die, and at 4.5, insects, amphibians and fish die.

14. In the town of Weinsburg, Ohio, it rains on July 29th year after year for a hundred years.

15. Today you can arrange artificial rain. Particles of dry ice are dropped from an aircraft directly onto a cumulus cloud. In a cloud, carbon dioxide is enveloped in water and falls like a snowflake, heating up and turning into rain on the way. Thus, it is possible to combat drought or dispel clouds.

16. Every year, 519,000 km³ of rain is poured onto the earth (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 can die from exposure to rain.

18. In San Francisco, the 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 “relative” form.

19. The heaviest hailstones fell from the sky in Gopalganj on April 14, 1986. The weight of one hailstone exceeded 1 kg, 92 people died from this "rain".

20. The rainiest places on the planet experience a lack of water in winter. After the rainy season, the winter is so dry that residents have to buy water from other cities.

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