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The Science Behind Getting Wet in the Rain

Because the study of physics is one of my passions, I thought you'd enjoy this fun analysis about your chances of getting less wet in the rain by running faster.

All of us have done it at one time or another, thinking we'd escape getting drenched. This interesting piece written by an astrophysics expert and fellow with the Royal Astronomical Society breaks down your chances of getting wet mathematically.

However, because the human body is a complex thing -- with different shapes and body parts moving in opposing directions -- this scientist admits the real answer involves some cheating in the form of averages and assumptions.

Maybe, it's better to keep an umbrella handy after all...

BBC News December 27, 2005

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