The weatherman throws up his hands  FEB 14 2007

Right now, "Unknown Precipitation" is falling from the sky in NYC:

Unknown Precip

They must have some idea what this stuff is. Maple syrup? Soylent green? Pepsi Cola?

Update: Alright, this calls for some intrepid investigative reporting. I just stuck my hand out the window of my apartment and can tell you that the mystery liquid is not hydrochloric acid. I repeat, not hydrochloric acid...I still have the full use of my hand.

Update: Feeling emboldened that my hand didn't melt off, I stuck it out the window again and let some of this unknown liquid pool in my palm. The liquid is clear and flavorless, which rules out whiskey, transmission fluid, honey, and pig's blood. It's too soon to tell for sure, but I'm guessing the precipitation is some form of water.

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