Yesterday, it rained. This was apparently a big deal. The nation of Lebanon was terrified. In this country of unabated rumors, people were convinced that the rain was dangerously radioactive due to the Japanese nuclear problem. (News Flash: it wasn’t.) But the rumor mill churned, and throughout the day multiple professors warned me of the impending danger. Finally the president of the university was forced to send out an email telling people to chill out.