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quote:Originally posted by daveshortsHailstones can get bigger than a drop of water as the water will be broken up by surface tension, while it is still liquid, into lumps that are of a similar size to hailstones that hurt when they hit me but definitely didn't kill me.If it was aerodynamically likely that lumps of ice turned into long thing needles, wouldn't a hailstone turn into one as it fell? Also long thin things tend to fall more slowly as they are unstable and will tumble.
quote:Hailstones have been recorded as weighing as much as 1Kg (Bangladesh in 1986), which I would imagine if it were to hit a person could be capable of killing them.
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaver my Landrover looked like the surface of the moon