Lonely Man of Cake

March 18, 2007

Getting Soaked

Filed under: Education,Environment,General,Israel,Weather — lonelymanofcake @ 2:47 pm

I was walking on Shabbat with two colleagues (we’re colleagues too, right?) soaking up whatever sun the overcast Mediterranean sky had to offer after some ghoulish thunderstorms on Friday night.  Suddenly, we found ourselves caught in a windswept torrential downpour.  The route we chose to the nearest shelter entailed walking into the wind, such that only our fronts were wet, while our backs were bone dry.

This then catalyzed the perennial question: Does one get less wet when walking or running in the rain?

We got soaked while walking, but I’m relatively sure that had we run, we would have exposed ourselves to an equal amount of, if not more, rain, given the wind direction and the angle at which the rain was coming down.



  1. The studies also failed to take into account the fact that running in the rain makes you look like an especially harried form of idiot, while walking in the rain (preferably slowly and determinedly with your head down and your hands in your pockets) gives you an unassailable aura of devil-may-care, Boulevard of Broken Dreams cool – and in the end, the difference in wetness is negligible anyway.

    Comment by michael — March 19, 2007 @ 12:52 am | Reply

  2. As Jerry Seinfeld pointed out: who cares, we shower in water, drink water etc.

    Comment by Yehuda — March 23, 2007 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

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