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03/15/11 OT Thread


Good morning, LSB!!! This spring training cannot end quickly enough...give me real baseball!

I love weather and since the OT threads now feature random facts, today's random facts will center around weather. Many of these make me think about the Kip Dynamite statement, "like anyone could even know that" but they are still fascinating.

The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph.

The coldest temperature ever recorded was a negative 126.9 degrees fahrenheit in Vostok Station, Antarctica.

A corn field of one acre gives of 4,000 gallons off water per day in evaporation.

For each minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the Earth.

At any given time, on average there are about 1800 thunderstorms occurring on earth with 100 lightning strikes per second.

The air located around a lightning bolt is heated to around 30,000 degrees Celsius. This is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

In one day a hurricane can release enough energy to supply all of the nation’s electrical needs for about six months.

A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.

Have a great day.

Go Rangers!!

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