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Clouds are made up of air and water. When light passes through a cloud, the water droplets scatter the light reflected from the sun. (Photo: PxHere)

Why Are Clouds White?

The answer to the question “Why are clouds white?” lies in how different-sized particles scatter the light that passes through clouds.


In 1918, Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka commissioned a life-sized sex doll of his former lover, Alma Mahler (widow of composer Gustav Mahler and then-wife of architect Walter Gropius). He dressed it in custom-made clothes and took it with him on trips, to cafés, and to the theater. He destroyed it publicly several years later, claiming it had “cured him of his passions." 

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