So a 2,500kg Raindrop Hits You. What Then?

Imagine a raindrop big enough to fill a large bathtub. This mass of water would not only be roughly as big as your body — it would also weigh around 2,500kg and reach terminal velocity as it fell. 

By the time it hit the ground, it would be traveling over 300 meters per second. 

Ever been hit by anything that big, going that fast? Nope — not unless you’re reading this as part of the great ExplorersWeb audience in the sky

But that’s what happens to insects when they get hit by normal-sized raindrops. 

Do they survive? How do they survive? 

Watch and learn.

Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson spent his 20s as an adventure rock climber, scampering throughout the western U.S., Mexico, and Thailand to scope out prime stone and great stories. Life on the road gradually transformed into a seat behind the keyboard, where he acted as a founding writer of the AllGear Digital Newsroom and earned 1,500+ bylines in four years on topics from pro rock climbing to slingshots and scientific breakthroughs.