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July 23, 2010
I remember people running from the rain, shielding themselves as well as they could with coats, newspapers (What were newspapers, daddy?), and laptop cases. Yet I personally have witnessed incidents of persons immersing their entire bodies in water with no apparent ill effects. They were, of course, wearing some protective clothing, albeit not much. Even more shocking, I have seen mothers plop young squealing children totally naked into large tubs of water. Yet after as much as an hour of such treatment, they seemed unharmed, a little pinkish or wrinkled perhaps. Maybe we need to re-think this fear of rain.