Fingers That Make Rain

by Sherry Riter in Motivation,Weather

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Rain is a necessary part of life,
but you won’t believe the next
two minutes after you push PLAY

“Somewhere over the rainbow,
skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream
really do come true”

~Lyman Frank Baum~

A. Raindrops are not tear-shaped,
as most people think.

B. Very small raindrops are almost spherical in shape.

C. Larger raindrops become flattened at the bottom,
like that of a hamburger bun, due to air resistance.

D. Large raindrops have a large amount of air resistance,
which makes them begin to become unstable.

E. Very large raindrops split into
smaller raindrops due to air resistance.

The umbrella was originally invented to
protect people from the hot sun
– not the rain!

Big, heavy raindrops can fall at speeds
up to 22 miles per hour!

“The way I see it,
if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.”

~Dolly Parton~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Lee July 23, 2009 at 5:40 am

That was the COOLEST video! When they did the thunder, my poor dog jumped out of her fur!!

Thanks for being my visitor and comment buddy! You crack me up with your comments!!


2 MamabearMills July 23, 2009 at 5:42 am

thx for always stopping by my blog! you rock! have a great thursday!


3 Chandy July 23, 2009 at 6:01 am

Redhead, that is amazing! I teach that to my Nursery kids at church once a week. They love it! Cool post!

Thanks for visiting my blog often, I so appreciate it. I'm still catching up on everyone from two Thursdays ago. Yikes!


4 Buckeroomama July 23, 2009 at 6:07 am

I love the rain. Love the pics you had up… I wish I could've viewed the video with sounds, but something is wrong with the audio in my notebook. 🙁


5 jenie July 23, 2009 at 6:50 am

nice photos you have here=)

BTW,can you tell me how you do that drop down with scroll? i'd like to have that as well…but dont know how. help a newbie?=)



6 PictureGirl July 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

That video is just too cool!
I wonder how long it took them to get it all together. It's awesome. Thanks


7 Orange Juice July 23, 2009 at 7:47 am

That was AWESOME!


8 Sugar Boogers & Tantrums July 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

That video is pretty cool!


9 Tammy Howard July 23, 2009 at 10:41 am

Well, I learned something new! Now I can go back to bed, right?


10 Tina July 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

oh i just love the sound of rain. this video is so fascinating! who would know it was fingers!


11 Rebekah July 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

That is very cool!


12 cgw @ accidentally, kle July 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

that last quote is wonderful! by sheer coincidence, my mum sent me this clip by email a few days ago – it's amazing isn't it? i love pressing play and closing my eyes – you wouldn't think it's not the real thing!


13 Sweet Serendipity July 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Awesome post. The photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing 😀


14 ~Trish~ July 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Love this post!!!


15 Mama Mel July 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Love this post! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day! 🙂


16 Amy July 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

We have a lot of rain lately and I love it.


17 DesignTies July 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Wow, that is SO cool!!! We've had lots of rain here this summer, and that's exactly how it sounds!! Only I like the hand rain much better than the wet rain 😉

Thanks for stopping by our blog and checking out my trulli post 🙂

You have a Tremendous Thursday too!!

Kelly @ DesignTies


18 Lemonade Makin' Mama July 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

This is a really cool post! I'm going to make my children come here and look at it too!

have a great day,


19 Amanda @ Serenity Now July 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Very cool science lesson….and I thought I hated science. 😉 Thanks for the comment. 🙂 I'll be waiting for the chocolate cake.


20 Together We Save July 23, 2009 at 6:18 pm

That video was awesome. I turned my head and just listened. I would have sworn it was raining outside.


21 Jennifer Suarez July 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Back in highschool we did something very similar to that video. I always got a kick outta it.

Great photos too!


22 Christine July 23, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Oh my goodness… that is amazing! I wish we were having more rain right now!


23 Maricris Zen Mama July 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm

And if you're in the hot, sweltering humid Asia, rain is actually a welcome treat especially to kids everytime! I used to play in the rain A LOT! Thanks to the little scientific details about the shape of the rain. Never knew that.


24 Jen Sue Wild July 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

What a fun blog you have..


25 Diana - FreeStyleMama July 24, 2009 at 1:21 am

Very interesting! Thanks for visiting my blogs!


26 missy July 24, 2009 at 1:41 am

and love the dolly quote at the end!!!!!


27 Courtney D July 24, 2009 at 3:11 am

You always have the best stuff!! That video was great! I played it twice- the second time without watching. Very very COOL!


28 silverhartgirl July 24, 2009 at 3:22 am

I learned a lot of things in that post. thanks


29 lvlc July 24, 2009 at 4:00 am

Incredible! Loved it! NO WORDS!… just one.. Would you believe me if I tell you my job is to study raindrops/weather events? and specially take into account that in effect they are not teardrop formed but hamburger like?!


30 Equidae July 24, 2009 at 10:14 am

lovely post! i adore the rain 🙂 I never got to know so many things about it though as today hehe and the way I see it the rain is easier to contend with


31 Tricia McWhorter July 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog. Had to come by and check out yours. Really enjoyed my stay, and especially loved the rain photos.


32 Tami (Pixeltrash) July 26, 2009 at 2:08 am

I got this in my email the other day. I thought it was really awesome!


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