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Saturday, August 24, 2013

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A raindrop falls with enough force to kill a mosquito. 


Mosquitoes fly in the rain without injury because of their ability to ride
the raindrops.

A raindrop falls at a rate of about 10 miles (16.13 km) per
hour, and in theory would have enough force to kill a mosquito on impact if the insect was on a solid surface.

The force of the impact significantly decreases, however, if the mosquito is moving through the air.

The insect’s light weight means that the raindrop does not lose much momentum when it hits the mosquito. Also, the exoskeleton of the mosquito is durable enough to absorb the impact without the insect being injured.

When a mosquito is hit by a raindrop while flying, the insect typically does not try to resist the force of the raindrop and will instead ride the raindrop until being able to resume flying -- usually unharmed.


Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/how-do-mosquitoes-fly-in-the-rain.htm?m

Additions by Prof :

Hurdles in success however so ever big can be handled
with tact and patience
like the wise mosquito.

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