Sep 9, 2009

Science Scene - Fresh Smell Of Rain :o)

Did You Know? [Note to self, could be a new Blog entry tag line] that the fresh smell of rain comes from plants? When the weather is dry, certain plants secrete an oil that is absorbed by rocks and soil. When it rains, the oil is released into the air as an gas, creating an aroma call petrichor.

A rather unique entry on its own merits, don't you think? So, being the smart ass that I am, I asked Beth tonight (9/1/09, yes, I create and schedule entries) if she knew why there was a unique smell when it rained. She said "plants releasing their scent". My response was FU, in the most loving way, because I thought I had a new tidbit entry. She said "did you just say FU" and I just grinned. Did I mention that my wife rocks! :o)


  1. You forgot to mention that I did a little victory dance. LOL

  2. Hi Ken,
    Well, if it's any consolation, you would have stumped me. I would have guessed something else ... seems like I once heard about certain atmospheric conditions creating that certain feeling and scent you get during a lightning storm.

  3. I didn't know that tidbit - Beth makes us all look.....not as smart as her ;)

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