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November 28, 2015 AT 12:00 am

How did clouds get their names? SaturdayMorningCartoons

BybRichard Humbly via TED-Ed

The study of clouds has always been a daydreamer’s science, aptly founded by a thoughtful young man whose favorite activity was staring out of the window at the sky. Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects.

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