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 takes any writing assignments he can talk his way into while intermittently traveling the American West and Mexico in search of margaritas — er, adventure. He parlayed a decade of roving trade work into a life of fair-weather rock climbing and truck dwelling before (to his parents’ evident relief) finding a way to put his BA in English to use. Sam loves animals, sleeping outdoors, campfire refreshments and a good story.