Is it better to walk or run in the rain?

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+7 1. KikooStyle commented 10 years ago

Or simply, as we all usually think: "Run Forrest, RUN!!! and don't forget your f***ing umbrella next time!"
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+6 2. mikeyboyzee commented 10 years ago

I already had that answer and I didn't have to use an equation.
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+6 3. dave9191 commented 10 years ago

This doesn't take into account the fact that the amount of rainfall from the sky may not be constant or the angular drive of the rain.

If its just starting to rain, you should cover as much distance as possible before the rain gets heavier.

And rain hardly ever falls straight down. If you have a strong driving wind, you might be getting soaked from the side while standing still accumulating water at an even faster rate.

There have been many debates and experiment done on this subject. Many showing that walking is better, others showing that running is better or just being inconclusive.

It all depends on the type of rain (amount, angular drive, how many puddles there are to splash into as you run), and the distance to travel. In some cases it would be better to walk, in others to run.

But most of all, get out of the rain as soon as you can and cover yourself up.
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+4 4. Baliverne commented 10 years ago

Play touhou on lunatic then learn how to dodge rain, simple.
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+5 5. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

Well..I'm glad that's sorted out !
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+4 6. MajorIdea commented 10 years ago

What about walking backwards and running backwards?
Your move internet.
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+7 7. ol1v33r commented 10 years ago

Seriously someone link to the mythbusters episode.
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+5 8. Natan_el_Tigre commented 10 years ago

Gotta love commonsenseology! 8-)
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+5 9. Eddie87 commented 10 years ago

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+4 10. aquilon1234 commented 10 years ago

to walk

already proven by mythbusters... right on #7
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+16 11. fjwjr commented 10 years ago

What about singing in the rain?
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+5 12. Steveiwonder commented 10 years ago

That's spooky, when I was a child I used to think about this question but thought no one would answer something so stupid... then I saw this! It has made my day ;-)
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+3 13. Denaro commented 10 years ago

#10 I think you'll find that they redid that myth and experiment in a later episode and changed their result to 'run'.
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+7 14. Taineract commented 10 years ago

Or maybe you should stop being a wuss. Its just water.
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+1 15. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Only a teleporter keeps you dry.
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-3 16. smacky commented 10 years ago

Mythbusters made it more fun !
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0 17. herial commented 10 years ago

he should be a rocket scientist!
..or just weatherman.. :D
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-1 18. bigdisnotr commented 10 years ago

i`ll bet on the math!
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+1 19. Tabur commented 10 years ago

The first part is mostly truth. The second part isn't.

Imagine you run at warp speed to your house, then you would get wet in a similar way the plowing truck plows snow (rain drops are "still" relative to you, since you are at warp speed).
Now, if you calmly jog to your house, raindrops are no longer stationary relative to you, and if they are hitting you with a slope, then when you move your legs up and down (same goes for your arms) you are catching raindrops, leaving a space without rain, moving forward, and catching raindrops again. Thus, you are getting a little bit wetter.

Also, wet clothes are harder to get even more wet, so if you walk being careful to wet only your head and shoulders, then it would be much better.
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0 20. bisteinee commented 10 years ago

So you sing while showering?