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Topic: Rain

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    1. They say that rain is often known as soft water. Does this mean that hail is soft? And when a lot of rain occurs quickly why do we say it comes down hard? Which is it? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do we tend to raise our shoulders when we're out in the rain? Is it not gonna get wet if you raise them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that the faster you drive the harder it rains? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why is it that when you have an umbrella with you it doesn't rain but if you don't have one then it normally does? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. They tell us it rains to make the grass and flowers grow. If that's so then why does it rain on the sidewalk? (Contributed by Ziggy)
    6. Why do people ask if it's raining outside? Have you ever known it to rain inside? (Contributed by Nilajar Ganguly)
    7. Are any two raindrops ever alike? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    8. Why is it that when someone walks into a place dripping wet people turn around and ask them 'Is it raining outside'? Isn't it obvious? (Contributed by Erin King)
    9. What would you do if it was raining anvils? (Contributed by Goldstein)
    10. If you're in your car when it starts raining hard is that a 'driving rain'? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    11. Why do we say that it rains 'cats and dogs'? I've never seen them falling when it rains have you? (Contributed by Pat Walter)
    12. Why is it considered bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    13. When you wash your car it usually rains. So how come when you wash your car to make it rain it doesn't? (Contributed by Randy van der Woning)
    14. Why does a little rain bring out so much DUMB in so many drivers? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    15. Why is it when the weather is nice the paper lands in the driveway but when it's pouring rain it gets thrown in the wet grass? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    16. When it rains in the summer, do cotton fields shrink? (Contributed by Aaron Packnick)
    17. What does the air smell like when a person drives through the end of a rainbow? (Contributed by Larry Widell)
    18. If rain clouds are black, why is rain clear? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    19. Is the reason that women don't get hit by lightening as much as men do be the fact that they have the sense to come in out of the rain? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    20. Why isn't the humidity always 100% when it's raining? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    21. OK, so who keeps scattering all those thundershowers? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    22. The other day, the weatherman said that we may get showers in the form of rain. What other form is there? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    23. Does it ever rain any other animals other than cats and dogs? (Contributed by Charles C.)
    24. If there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, what is at the beginning? (Contributed by T. Hinde)
    25. A drop of water from the roof is about a cubic millimeter and it travels only about 15 feet from the roof at about 25 clicks. I walk along at about 5 miles per hour and the space between the back of my neck and my shirt is about an inch. What are the chances of that drop landing down my shirt? Pretty small, right? And if that's so then why does it constantly land there? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    26. Is it necessary to post the sunburn index on a rainy day? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    27. Why is it rain drops, but snow falls? (Contributed by Randall)
    28. If everybody's plans are always ruined when it rains, why don't people make plans for bad weather? (Contributed by Don F.)
    29. Is it wetter under water when it rains? (Contributed by Bill)
    30. If there is acid rain, can there be acid snow? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)
    31. Aren't bubbles the underwater equivalent of rain? Underwater is the opposite of dryland, right? So wouldn't rain travelling down through air be the equivalent of air travelling up through water? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    32. Doesn't timing have an awful lot to do with the outcome of a raindance? (Contributed by Ralph)
    33. Why are umbrellas made with metal? And should we really be using them in a thunderstorm? (Contributed by Nicole)
    34. When it rains cats and dogs, does that mean we step in poodles? (Contributed by Sandy Rangel)
    35. Isn't it true that the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, unless they have an umbrella? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    36. The other day the weatherman said that we are going to have a rain event. So where do we go to get tickets to it? (Contributed by Steve Barkovitch)
    37. The other day the weatherman said there would be dangerous lightning. Is there any other kind? (Contributed by Rob)
    38. What the heck is 'rain activity'? Do the water droplets do little dances or something? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    39. Should we feel sorry for people who think more about a rainy day ahead than sunshine today? (Contributed by Rae Foley)
    40. Do flying fish get confused when it's raining? (Contributed by David G. Uffelman)
    41. What's the difference between a parasol and an umbrella? The weather? (Contributed by bluuto)
    42. How come all these TV weather people keep talking about shower activity? Is that anything like rain? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. If we can get a sunburn and a windburn, why can't we get a rainburn? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    44. On rainy nights, does the sandman send in the mudman? (Contributed by King David)
    45. Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them? (Contributed by F.H.S.)
    46. How big is a drop of water? (Contributed by Don F.)
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