Friday, 29 December 2006

1 cumulus cloud = 80 elephants

Yes, you read that right! If you were to put together all the water droplets in a typical cumulus cloud, they would weigh about as much as 80 elephants!!

That is one of the many fascinating facts in a brilliant new book that Santa brought me - The Cloudspotter's Guide. It is interesting and informative, and v easy to read... Click on the picture for the link to that well-known online bookshop.

The author, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, is also the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society - loads of great cloud pictures (the one below is December's Cloud of the Month - what type of cloud is it?) and info on the website, and membership is a snip at £3.44!

6 comments:

H-Team said...

I always knew you had your head in the clouds.....hahaha! interesting stuff though, will have to put one down on my christams list for next year!

H-Team said...

Also isn't £3.44 a strange number for a registaration fee????? bargain but why the 44p?

geogtastic! said...

I wondered how long it'd take for someone to say that....

geogtastic! said...

Cost of membership is £3.00 and then you pay for P&P for your certificate and badge - which apparently is 44p if you are in the UK.

GeoBlogs said...

I'm member no. 719 and proud of it !

geogtastic! said...

Not often I beat you to such things! I'm 714!