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Fraser
2008-Aug-13, 01:00 AM
One thing is for certain, the Chinese cannot be accused of being subtle when it comes to insuring good weather for the biggest party on Earth. Sounding like a military operation, the Chinese government authorized the use of 1,104 cloud seeding missile launches from 4:00-11:39pm on Friday night to remove the threat of rain ahead [...]

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Ronald Brak
2008-Aug-13, 01:10 AM
This could be an example of rain seeding that worked. It is very difficult to make it rain when there is a drought, but making it rain a bit early sounds much simpler. But missile launches? Over a thousand of them? Wouldn't it have been easier to like buy a roof? And you'd probably have enough money left over to pay a giant dung beetle to roll a glowing orange ball across the top of it.