Once again it has started to pour down with rain, (as it does quite often here) and while I was looking out the window I saw a cat run very fast for shelter to avoid the impending downpour. But I felt kind of sorry for it after all cats hate water, so obviously hate the rain, in fact, they will do anything to avoid it…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Rain
10 – “Do I have to go to the toilet outside while it is raining?!? You don’t!”
FACT: Rain drops can fall at speeds of about 22 miles an hour. To take this into perspective, a snowflake falls at about 2-4 mph can take about 1 hour to finally reach the ground.
9 – “Come fishing they said! It would be fun they said!…more like pish than fish!”
FACT: Most of us know that rain is recycled water that evaporated from our world’s lakes, rivers, oceans, seas etc. But did you know that each droplet of water might well have travelled thousands of miles to get to you!
8 – “I told you not to have this BBQ today Frank, but would you listen to me?…NO!”
FACT: Rain drops range in size from 0.02 inches to about .031 inches. About an inch of rain water is equal to about 15 inches of dry snow.
7 – “I guess my friends are not coming to the park today then.”
FACT: Heavy rain is classified as being more than 0.30 inches of rain an hour. If droplets are very small they are typically known as drizzle.
6 – “I might as well stay dry and wait for lunch at the same time!”
FACT: A little cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 100 tons, and a thunderstorm cloud can weigh as much as 200,000 tons! You’re gonna need a very strange umbrella to deal with that lot!
5 – “You want what back love?! I don’t think so, this is mine, not yours I saved cat stamps!”
FACT: Rain starts off as ice or snow crystals at cloud level. A droplet of water will stay in Earth’s atmosphere for around 10 days.
4 – “I ask for a designer raincoat and this is what you got me!? You really are very cheap.”
FACT: That is not just rain falling from the sky you know, Rain can also contain dirt, dust, insects, grass or even chemicals!
3 –”Good job I found a storm drain!…want’s that engine noise & why can I smell burning?”
FACT: Flash floods happen when it rains a lot and water rises very quickly. Flash floods can be so dangerous that each year they kill more people worldwide than tornadoes, earthquakes or even lightning!
2 – “Why are you outside with that camera?!? Get inside you silly human.”
FACT: We have been taught to draw raindrops as a tear shaped since childhood, but they are actually perfectly shaped balls!
1 – “I hate all this rain so much, it makes everything smell like nuts!”
FACT: Because of the way all rain is picked up from the ground in the first place, each and every raindrop has a small amount of dust in the middle of them.