Top 5 Interesting Facts About Rain

I’ve always loved the smell of the rain and the sound of fallen rain drops hitting the roof – I think is very peaceful. But not everyone of us like the rain, especially the people who live in areas with frequent rainfall. But it’s obvious that we need the rain because plays important role for the cycle of returning water back to our earth. Rain is recycled water that evaporated from the lakes, rivers, oceans and seas. Once evaporated the water will fall as precipitation and a droplet of water may travel thousands of miles throughout this process. For every minute, every day – 1 bilion tons of rain falls on the earth. Here are the Top 5 most interesting fact about rain.


Facts about rain

The umbrella was first invented to protect the people from the hot sun. The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra – which means shade. The first umbrellas were seen in China in 11th century B.C and were made of converted branch of a tree or a hat on a stick.


facts about rain


Rain drops do not fall in a classic tear drop shape like is believed, they fall in the shape of a flat oval. They lose their rounded shape when they fall and are flattened on the bottom with a curved dome top. The reason of loosing their shape is due to their speed falling through the atmosphere.

The wettest state in the U.S is Louisiana with annual rainfall of 56 inches – which is more than average than any other state. The 24-hour record for Louisana recorded on 29 august, 1962 is 22 inches – from a weak tropical wave.

In the great musical movie Singing in the Rain, the rain was a mixture of water and milk so it would show up better on film. So when Gene Kelly filmed that famous dance scene he was actually singing in the milk.

The largest rain drops ever recorded measure a minimum of 8.6 mm (0.338 inches) across and have been detected in Brazil, september 1995 and Marshal Islands, july 1999. The rain drops were measured and imaged while falling by a laser instrument and the results were published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2004.

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