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A Positive Side To Rain?

As a starting point for this brief I will using the internet as a tool to aid my search into finding some positive aspects of rain in our great country,  Great Britain. From the initial mind map I created I considered a range a reasons I felt rain was positive such as the smell, feeling and sound of rain these words will inform my search into rain. Within the previous I find it useful to find a variety of small and
short facts which could then inspire other avenues of research, this is how I began my research.

General Facts
1. The umbrella was originally invented to protect people from the hot sun.
2. Rain drops can fall at speeds of about 22 miles an hour.
3. Rain starts off as ice or snow crystals at cloud level.
4. Light rain is classified as being no more then 0.10 inchese of rain an hour.
5. Heavy rain is classified as being more then 0.30 inches of rain an hour.
Light and heavy rain this may link to different form of typography and weighting of typefaces to convey this idea?
6. Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S, which receoved an annual rainfall of 56 inches.
7. Rain drops range in size from 0.02 inches to about .031 inches.
8. Rain drops do not fall in a tear drop shape, they originally fall in the shave of a flat oval.
> A visual experiment into the randomness of the shapes caused by rain drops could provide some interesting visuals? 
9. Rain that freezes before it hits the ground is known as frozen rain.
10. Rain is recycled water that evaporated from our worlds lakes, rivers, oceans, seas etc.
11. Drops of rain with a diameter of less than half a millimetre are know as drizzle
12. There are three types of rain: Orographic, Frontal, Convective
13. The most rain ever recorded in one day in the UK was 279.4 millimetres in Martinstown Dorset 18th July 1955
14. One inch of rain falling over an area of one acre has a weight of about one ton
> Could provide some interesting imagery is comparing these ideas
15. On average it rains one in three days in the UK
16. The roof of a typical family home captures over 100,000 litres of rainwater a year

Positive things people saying about rain
  • One good thing about rain - sooner or later it stops
  • It's helps growth of plants and animals 
  • When I'm sat looking out of my office window I don't want to just go and sit outside
  • You can hide under your brolly
  • I sleep better when it rains
  • It's perfect weather to stay inside snuggled up on the couch watching movies.
  • It's so nice and refreshing and cooling
  • The ground just after a very sudden shower smells fantastic
  • Rain cleans the air
  • it's like I have the city to myself 
  • I love walking in the rain
  • Rain is free water

Fun things to do in the rain
1. Go outside, and if you see someone, take the random person and make out with him/her, and say: "Yes! I finally got my dramatic kissing scene!"
2. Lay on your stomach in a puddle and scream: "I'm drowning, I'm drowning!"
3. In the pasanger seat of the car, roll your window down, stick your tongue out, soaking the driver: "I wonder why dogs only do this when its sunny out!" and laugh.
4. Make a farting noise, and say "Hear that thunder roar!"
5. When your outside, run around (reading lyrics) and scream words to Singing in the Rain.
6. Make someone laugh. Then look at them: "Gosh, your face is all wet. Suck it up, stop crying!"
7. Sit outside, and read an old book, and keep yelling "DAMN YOU, SKIES! WHY IS IT SO FUCKING WET HERE!" when your pages get soaked.
8. Gather all the family electronics, and lay them out on the grass on the curb, and let them get all wet.
9. When the family sees say: "I told you that (baby sibling/cousin/hated younng person) was evil!
10. Sit on the corner at the sewer, and hold out an empty can of soup with a sign on it "Poor, and Wet," and hope you don't get kidnapped.
11. Tell everyone around you that rain actually signifies the zombie apocalypse and that the term "acid rain" actually means rain that turns you into a zombie. Then put your hand outside the door, or window, and walk like a zombie. (Basically, start a fun/play zombie apocalypse.)
12. Collect all the neighborhood cats/felines and place them outdoors to go insane.
13. Place an empty inflatable pool anywhere outside that you can, and watch it fill up. Then place your younger sibling/a friend's younger sibling in it and tell them to go swimming.
14. For any cooking that requires water, place the bowl with all other necessary ingredients in it, let the water fill up, and make somebody nasty baking!
15. Go to the local pool, and bang on the doors because you want them to open, because it's so hot outside and you need to cool off in the pool.

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