Video: Mosquitos Hitch a Ride on Raindrops
Researchers have found mosquitos can survive flying through rain because it uses each raindrop to its advantage. An individual raindrop can weigh more than 50 times a mosquito. For a human, this would mean walking through a street with comets flying at you. In an experiment, scientists found the buzzing pests don't actually dodge the raindrops — they hitch a ride. Mosquitos ride water droplets for a thousandth of a second until the wind kicks them off. But, as a result, they get very little impact and don't lose much momentum during flight.
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