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Fun Facts for a Rainy Day

Just because it's a rainy day doesn't mean we should be gloomy.
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We see rain as a negative thing—especially when classes aren't suspended and you get newly bought shoes wet early in the morning, or after the day's end. We've gathered some interesting and fun facts to make your rainy days turn upside-down.

Rain starts as snow even in tropical countries. (via forbes.com)

The game of darts appeared because of rain. Once the archers in the competition were caught  in the rain and took shelter in a bar. There, they started throwing shortened arrows at a target on the wall. (via cawater-info.net)

Our planet isn't the only one where rain occurs. Other planets in our solar system have rain too, like Venus where it's made of sulfuric acid, and because of the intense heat, the rain evaporates before it even reaches the surface. (via sciencekids.co.nz)

The majority of us thinks raindrops look like teardrops. They actually look more like chocolate chip delights. (via ohfact.com)

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In some part of the earth, fishes fall from the sky!

There's a phenomenon in Honduras called the Lluvia de Peces or Rain of Fishes, where hundreds of little fish are found on the ground, which are of a fresh water type, are not dead, and are the kind of fish that's not found nearby the location. People believe that the phenomena occur because of Father Manuel Subirana who visited the Honduras from 1856-1865 and after witnessing its poverty, prayed for 3 days and nights for God to help the poor people and provide them food. (via oddee.com)

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