Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Admiring The Unsullied Beauty Of Rain And Unravelling Some Interesting Facts

Admiring The Unsullied Beauty Of Rain And Unravelling Some Interesting Facts

As I sit to write about rain, it started to rain in my place. What a coincidence! And that peps up my mood. Rain is one of the most beautiful gifts of Mother Nature. We all relish when we see rain, don't we? Rain is not just a case of tiny water droplets falling down from the sky. It's something more than that. The noise of the rain can be compared with the sweet voice of the bird called Nightingale; the natural smell of the rain can be compared with that of the most scented flower in the world. The climate is chill and pleasant. The sight of rain itself makes us forget all our worries and kindles the childishness within ourselves. We all like getting drenched in the rain, don't we? It's feels like God is showering his blessings upon us. The appearance of the seven-colored rainbow after the rain stops is simply mesmerizing.

Every life on earth has a fascination for rain due to some reason or the other. Poets and writers get inspiration, artists get creative imagination, farmers get free water for irrigation, children get exceedingly happy, people who sail in the ship get unbelievably joyful, lives on the desert get a huge relief from the scorching heat, animals in the jungle quench get to their thirst, and even birds from all over the world like going to their shelter and enjoying the rain.

A few amazing facts about the rain:

Rain drops can hit the earth at a maximum speed of about 22 miles an hour.

Contrary to people's belief, rain drops fall in flat oval shape and not as tears of droplets.
A light rainfall is one which can record about 0.10 inches an hour while a heavy rain is one which can register 0.30 inches an hour.
Louisiana is the wettest state in the US, receiving an average annual rainfall of about 56 inches.
In one second, approximately 16 million tons of water gets evaporated from the earth.
Research states that rain has the ability to hypnotize people and inspire them to a world of imaginations. Without much scientific evidence, the scientists could only say, "In the rain, there are songs that can only be heard by those who miss".
Rain helps in maintaining the natural phenomenon of water cycle, without which no life can survive on earth.

However, some weird phenomenon of rain has been recorded in the past. Some of them are explained below.
There have been records of frog rain, worm rain, squid rain, and alligator rain. The reason that researchers could give was that these animals could have been carried away by a strong tornado or a whirlwind from the water bodies for several hundred miles and fall as rain in a different location. Nevertheless, these explanations are yet to be proved!

Frog rain:

In 1873, the Kansas City of Missouri was pelted with frogs and toads that happened during a heavy storm. The people were astonished by the fact that these creatures were not fake, they were the natural forgs that people have been seeing in their everyday life. In 1901, Minneapolis, Minnesota was blanketed with frog rain. People in a city in Southern Greece named Naphlion, were astonished to see small green frogs resulting from a rainfall. The species of these frogs were believed to be a native of North Africa.

Fish rain:

After it rains, the pond and small water bodies may get filled up with water which will eventually attract fishes but have you ever heard or seen fishes raining down? Such an unusual incident happened in a state in Southern India. People say that the fishes were so big that each fish weighed as much as 8 pounds. Similar incidents have been reported in places like Singapore, England, North Sydney (Australia), and Chilatchee, Alabama.

I happened to see a fish rain that happened in Southern India on a news channel on my Dish TV connection. Luckily I have availed one of the best Dish TV Offers and I'm able to enjoy a slew of programs at a nominal cost. All right folks! I'm going to take some time off and enjoy the rain. Have a great day!

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