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  1. #1 Completely baffled by this: 
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    What connects: rain, cooking and mobile phones.

    I post on another forum (not the brightest bunch!) and we've been stumped by this for about 6 months!

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    well... microwaves are used in cooking.
    radiowaves are used in mobile phones.

    the problem is rain...trying to find the link there


    everything is mathematical.
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    When you planned to grill outdoors and it rains you go inside and order pizza on your mobile phone. Seems pretty obvious to me.
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    I mean which of their properties (physical, chemical etc.) connect them, not connecting them in a sentence

    We were thinking along the lines of radiation and waves for a while as well OG. Do you reckon rain can absorb radiation when it's in a cloud/falling and release it when it hits the ground?
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    hmm well i know rain can effect the EM spectrum, just look at rainbows
    everything is mathematical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by organic god
    hmm well i know rain can effect the EM spectrum, just look at rainbows
    Rain does increase the atmospheric impedance for microwave communications. It generally isn't in the air at a high enough concentration to block it past a receivers signal to noise threshold, but if you have a satellite system, you may have noted signal losses at times when it rains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Fi
    I mean which of their properties (physical, chemical etc.) connect them, not connecting them in a sentence

    We were thinking along the lines of radiation and waves for a while as well OG. Do you reckon rain can absorb radiation when it's in a cloud/falling and release it when it hits the ground?
    Perhaps this sentence is a red herring to throw people off the true connection between Rain, Cooking and Mobile Phones.
    This is my very wild guess.
    RAIN-- ----- April 1973 massive floods on the Mississippi
    COOKING--- April 1973 Julie Powell was born, best known for her , " Cook All The Recipes " in Julia Child`s cook book, " Mastering The Art Of French Cooking "
    MOBILE PHONES-- April 1973 Dr Martin Cooper invented the first mobile phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Fi
    What connects: rain, cooking and mobile phones.
    Huh? Maybe I'm slow, but why should these three things be "connected" anyway?

    That's like asking what connects toe jam, presidential elections, and black holes.

    (I know, I know, start another thread! )
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    energy transfer in a gas?
    I prefer to use my right brain to study the universe rather than my left brain.
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