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Nuclear bomb testing in the 1950’s charged the atmosphere and caused changes in weather patterns thousands of miles from the test sites.

Scientists say that nuclear bomb testing during the 1950's and 1960's Cold War changed rainfall patterns thousands of miles from the detonation sites. The electric charge released by nuclear radiation impacted rainclouds, causing them to thicken and produce 24% more rain. Radioactivity ionizes the air and releases an electric charge. The massive electric charge created by an atomic bomb causes water droplets in the atmosphere to collide and combine making even larger water droplets. Scientists were able to confirm this by studying historical weather patterns compared to nuclear testing activities. Sources: Eurekalert

It rained fish in Sri Lanka – villagers collect thousands of fish that fell from the sky

Villagers in a west Sri Lanka scooped up buckets and buckets full of fish after thousands of the squirming little critters rained down on the village of Chilaw on May 6, 2014. Villagers said they heard something heavy on the roofs of their homes and since it wasn’t the night before Christmas, ran outside to see what was the matter. They tore open their doors and on the way out, grabbed buckets that they had hanging on their porches (with care) and began to scoop up as many of the tasty fish as they could [Reeko fishing tip: it's much easier to catch fish when someone is throwing them at  you].  It rained fish once before in Sri Lanka – back in 2012. After Tuesday's disruptive

Science facts about water

Here are a few tidbits about water that we’ll bet you didn’t know. Raindrops are not tear-shaped. Scientists, using high-speed cameras, have discovered that raindrops resemble the shape of a small hamburger bun. About 70% of the human body is water. Life on earth probably originated in water. More than half of the world's animal and plant species live in the water. Almost 75% of the earth is covered in water. The human body needs 2 liters of water a day in our climate; we can last only a few days without water. Most of our food is water: tomatoes (95%), spinach (91%), milk (90%), apples (85%), potatoes (80%), beef (61%), hot dogs (56%). [iframe src="http://www.reekoscience2.com/EquationSolve.aspx?puzz=19" height="180"]Not sure what's going on here? Check out the instructions here!