It takes approximately seven minutes for a raindrop to fall from the cloud to the ground.
In 1915, during a historic drought, San Diego hired a “Rain Maker.” He took the job and soon thereafter there was so much rain that there were floods and a dam even broke. They didn’t pay him though. Too much rain.
In 1915, a man named Charles Hatfield convinced the town of San Diego that he could create rainfall using a secret mix of chemicals. The city offered to pay him $10,000 if he could end their drought, and the result, a few days later, was the town’s worst flood of the 20th century.
A “rainmaker” was hired in 1916 to end a drought in San Diego. He was so successful he flooded the city, killing 50. Turns out he had likely developed an early form of cloud seeding.
There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to summon rain.
Mosquitoes survive collisions with rain drops by clinging to the droplet and riding it for a while.
The driest place on Earth is in Antarctica in an area called the Dry Valleys, which have seen no rain for nearly 2 million years. There is absolutely no precipitation in this region.
In 1876 meat fell from the sky for a few minutes in Bath County, Kentucky.
Did you know that the extreme conditions on Neptune and Uranus could be conducive to the production of diamond rain?
The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.