Going to Meghalaya? Bring an umbrella

08/26/2014 | Atlantic online, The

The Indian village of Mawsynram, in Meghalaya state, receives 467 inches of rain per year, making it the wettest place on Earth. This photo essay shows how locals cope by making full-body umbrellas from banana leaves and training rubber tree roots to form "living bridges" that can withstand downpours without rotting away.

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