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Old 07-19-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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An interview with Alton Brown (chef) which you might not enjoy, except for the following blurb. He's talking about flying his own plane :

"In fact, you donít want to go to the bathroom a lot if you donít have to. I do have a potty on my plane, but itís not something you really want to use unless you have to. The device that pilots are used to is called a relief tube. And Iíll just let you think about that for a minute. For instance, if youíre outside on a day with no clouds and some rain hits your head, thatís not rain."

Alton Brown on Flying, Airplane Food, and Why Frosting Is Definitely Not a Gel : Daily Traveler : Condť Nast Traveler
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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On a hot day, it would evaporate before reaching the ground (or reaching someone's head).
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: PNW native currently residing in the SoCal high desert
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Eeewwwwww! I've experienced precipitation without a cloud in the sky

Actually I was in a group when it happened, we were all perplexed by the brief cloudless "rain"
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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On a hot day, it would evaporate before reaching the ground (or reaching someone's head).
Oh, the water would evaporate, leaving particulate matter.
What's your point, that it is better to inhale the stuff in a powdered form?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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I clicked on the link - even the interviewer said that was more information than he needed....seriously, yuck!
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Oh, the water would evaporate, leaving particulate matter.
What's your point, that it is better to inhale the stuff in a powdered form?
My point is that it wouldn't reach the ground or hit anyone's head (and I know this from a pilot firsthand).
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: PNW native currently residing in the SoCal high desert
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I would think being released from a smaller, low flying plane and the right atmospheric conditions could allow for it to "precipitate" to ground level.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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The situ and, its possible 'affect', are really pretty low on my concern list when walking around or, travelling.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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My point is that it wouldn't reach the ground or hit anyone's head (and I know this from a pilot firsthand).
He wishes!

No insult, but I think someone is pulling your leg.

Nope. If it's in the atmosphere it comes down. You think that exhaust fumes from airplanes do not come down and pollute the air we breath?

And, this is wet, heavier than air.

Tell me why raindrops fall to the earth and do not just dissolve before hitting the ground. Oh, that's wrong, isn't it? I rest my case.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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The situ and, its possible 'affect', are really pretty low on my concern list when walking around or, travelling.
Well, there's nothing you can really do about it. And, it's sterile.
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