Scientists figure out how tiny insects survive in the rain6/5/2012
Exactly how tiny insects such as mosquitoes managed to live through rain storms is a question has stumped zoologists for, well, ages. But now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered the answer is simple -- mosquitoes just go with the flow. The researchers filmed the bugs with high-speed cameras and found that the mosquito's diminutive stature is actually an advantage. Their tiny bodies offer so little resistance to raindrops that they're absorbed by the drops of water and pass straight through them. When there's no sudden impact, there's no damage, so the mosquitoes continue on their way before the drops hit the ground.
Does it disappoint you that mosquitoes are unharmed by heavy rain?