China launched a localized cloud seeding project in Beijing shortly before the 2008 Olympics, which successfully forced anticipated rains to fall before the event started. theguardian.com/sport/200…
Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification that disperses substances into the air to increase precipitation (rain or snow) and serve as hail and fog suppression. It is widely practiced around ski resorts and airports. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Russia uses a technique called "Cloud Seeding" to try to prevent rain and snow during important holidays independent.co.uk/news/wo…
'Chemtrails' are a thing (kind of). 'Cloud Seeding' is a surprisingly wide used method where planes are spraying chemicals (like sodium chloride aka salt) into clouds to increase the amount of precipitation e.g. to try getting more rain in dry regions. youtu.be/8GQAXxmiSdk
Prior to the Beijing Olympic games, China used contreversial weather manipulation techniques to ensure that there would be no rain during the opening ceremony. Its cloud-seeding weapons included 6,781 artillery guns and 4,110 rocket launchers. nbcnews.com/id/23397205/n…
An Israeli company tried seeding the Moon with waterbears. timesofisrael.com/crashed…
Today I learned of Project Stormfury. Ran by the US government in 1962, it was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by flying aircraft near the eye walls, and β€œseeding” them with silver iodide in hopes to freezing their inner structures. The project was a failure, and ended in 1983. wikipedia.org/wiki/Projec…
Today I learned about Operation Popeye, when the US military successfully controlled the weather by seeding rain clouds, extending the monsoon season in Vietnam by a month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. carried out Operation Popeye, a "cloud-seeding" mission to stimulate clouds in Vietnam to increase rainfall and lengthen the monsoon season. After the operation was declassified in 1974, the United Nations banned the weaponization of weather. popsci.com/operation-pope…
Bernard Vonnegut, the older brother of the novelist Kurt Vonnegut, is famous for his work in cloud seeding to produce snow and rain. He was also awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 1997 for his paper "Chicken Plucking as Measure of Tornado Wind Speed". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
The US government from 1962-83 attempted to weaken tropical cyclones by seeding them with silver iodide, super-cooling the water thus disrupting the inner hurricane structure. The operation was named "Project Stormfury." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In 1970, Marquette basketball Coach Al McGuire was so upset over their NCAA tournament seeding that he declined the invitation and played in the NIT instead. The next year the NCAA changed the rules such that if you decline an invitation, the team is banned for life. kansascity.com/sports/col…
When the UK was experimenting with cloud seeding, they accidentally caused a flash flood that nearly destroyed a town and killed people because it was more potent than they had expected. theguardian.com/uk/2001/a…
They used to try to make it rain ('cloud seeding') by shooting giant cannons into the air, known as the 'Steiger Vortex rain making gun': blogs.archives.qld.gov.au…
Today I learned about Project Stormfury: An 1980s US Government program to weaken hurricanes via airborne cloud seeding. It was a follow on to a earlier attempt that ended in an apparently harmless, receding hurricane, being 'bombed' with dry ice, changing course, and striking Savannah, Georgia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Declassified Documents Prove the US used "Cloud Seeding" to extend the monsoon season during the Vietnam War history.state.gov/histori…
An anti-piracy firm Prenda Law has been seeding and uploading movies that they have bought rights to, to bait torrent downloaders and make them pay-out-of-court damages. tomsguide.com/us/torrent-…
To 'sow your wild oats', a phrase used joke about young male sexual exploits, was meant to discourage young men from engaging in useless activity, similar to young Roman farmers coming back from war seeding their fields at random with seeds that produced no edible crop. worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-…
Russia has spent millions of rubles on 'Cloud Seeding' the past decades to prevent rain on its public holiday, and at one point it rained cement chunks through the roof of a Moscow suburban home. universetoday.com/15189/w…
In 1948 Mayor Carl B. Close of Alexandria, Louisiana used "cloud seeding" with dry ice to create 0.85" of rainfall during a drought en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Kurt Vonnegut's brother Bernard invented seeding clouds to create rain, a form of weather control that Kurt would parody with "Ice-Nine" in his book "Cat's Cradle." atmos.albany.edu/deas/bvo…
Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification that aims to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
The CIA used "weather modification" as a tactical weapon by increasing rains(cloud seeding) over Vietnam during the Vietnam War in order to slow Vietnamese military activity in the region. thelivingmoon.com/45jack_…
The U.S Government between the 1960s and 1970s attempted to weaken hurricanes by "seeding" hurricanes with silver iodide. Hurricane Debbie was weakened by 31% by this method! (However regained power shortly after.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Today I learned about Operation Popeye, a highly classified weather modification program in Southeast Asia during 1967–1972. The cloud seeding operation during the Vietnam War ran from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972 in an attempt to extend the monsoon season, specifically over areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The breakthrough discovery that silver iodide could be used effectively in cloud seeding to artificially produce snow and rain was made by Bernard Vonnegut, the older brother of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned of Operation Popeye, a secret program during the Vietnam war where the United States used cloud seeding to artificially extend Vietnam's monsoon season to soften enemy roads and river crossings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
From 1962 to 1983, the United States tried to weaken hurricanes by seeding them with silver iodide en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The British Government secretly tested anthrax-like bio-weapons on its own citizens on a massive scale during WW2. They sprayed large areas using seeding planes, and on another occasion released harmful bacteria in the London underground during rush hour. guardian.co.uk/politics/2…
There is a star that shoots "a hundred million times the water flowing through the Amazon River" out of its North and South poles ever second, essentially seeding the universe with water. fromquarkstoquasars.com/p…
All similar types of bamboo flower at the same time worldwide, as infrequently as once every 130 years. The mass seeding creates a rodent boom, and all bamboo dies shortly thereafter. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Kurt Vonnegut's brother Bernard was an atmospheric scientist who discovered we could use silver iodide in cloud seeding to produce snow and rain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
A piece of cement once fell through the roof of a house in Russia, creating a hole around a metre wide. The Russian air force had been seeding clouds with such materials to remove moisture, to improve the weather for a public holiday. reuters.com/article/2008/…
The County of Santa Barbara, California, has been participating in a form of weather modification known as "cloud seeding" since the 1940's. countyofsb.org/pwd/pwwate…
China uses a process called "cloud seeding" that gives them the ability to control rain. science.howstuffworks.com…
Bernard Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut's older brother discovered the method of seeding clouds using silver iodide. nytimes.com/1997/04/27/ny…
There is a company outside of Bowman, ND that offers 'weather modification' services to increase precipitation and augment snowfall through a process called 'cloud seeding' weathermodification.com/
In 1952 the British military experimented with cloud seeding and killed 35 British citizens via floods news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
In order to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War, the US successfully used cloud seeding to extend the monsoon season by 30-45 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
His Majesty King Bhumibol, Adulyadej of Thailand holds a patent for a cloud seeding technique that is used throughout the country in times of drought and has been offered to other countries such as Australia and Jordan. atimes.com/atimes/Southea…
Kurt Vonnegut's Brother Helped Discover Cloud Seeding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Kurt Vonnegut's brother helped pioneer cloud seeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
There is a method of weather modification called "cloud seeding." China used this in 2009 to create a blizzard in Beijing. dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
Β£20000 was once spent on cloud seeding for a Paul McCartney concert theguardian.com/science/2…
Kurt Vonnegut's brother invented cloud seeding atmos.albany.edu/deas/bvo…
Cloud seeding using pyrotechnic flares of silver iodide chemicals has been used to increase rain from clouds in west Texas for more than 30 years oaoa.com/articles/rain-71…
The great novelist Kurt Vonnegut's brother pioneered cloud seeding via silver iodide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Vonnegut

This quote got me looking for his brother:

I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better. I fully expected that by the time I was twenty-one, some scientist, maybe my brother, would have taken a color photograph of God Almighty β€” and sold it to Popular Mechanics magazine.Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.

The US Military used cloud seeding to artificially extend the Laotian monsoon season by 30-45 days during the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
34 people died when a village in 1952 England was flooded with 90 million tons of water in one day, and there is a conspiracy theory blaming it on military cloud seeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…

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