What it Means to Get Wet

The Amazing Micro-Engineered, Water-Repelling Surface That Lives Outside My Window

That’s not how water usually behaves. Water wets things. It clings to the surface and flattens out like a pancake. It doesn’t roll around like a glass bead. This leaf must have some kind of natural water-repelling surface that prevents it from getting wet.

Some slo-mo video of drops hitting a leaf at the link