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Make It Rain—In Wolfram|Alpha!

May 15, 2014 —
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It’s that time of year—the torrential downpour of spring showers is paving the way for leafy trees and blooming flowers. While some may love getting caught in the rain, many of us are looking eagerly at the promise of sunshine and bonfires to come.

So what can you do to pass the time during the soggy days ahead?

Well, Wolfram|Alpha can help you figure out how best to stay dry! When you have no other choice but to venture out into the wet world around you, what can you do to minimize your chances of getting soaked? Should you walk or run that 100 yards to the car? Does it really make that big of a difference?

Well, if you walk a leisurely 1 mph, you will acquire 204.8 cubic centimeters of rainwater. Ugh. That’s like someone throwing a baseball-sized water balloon at you.

Walking in the rain

And if you run at 5 mph? Cut that number in half! You’ll only collect 93.11 cubic centimeters of rainwater.

running in the rain

But just think, during all this rainfall, how much is your yard soaking up?

2 inches of rain * 1 acre in gallons

So keep an eye on the weather in your area—soft green grass and colorful flowers are just around the corner!




Posted by jsmith May 26, 2014 at 1:54 am

Impressive !

Posted by tony May 26, 2014 at 3:14 am

i love to get wet in rain, but interesting fact

Posted by Prashanth June 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm