The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded was 25.4 meters (or 1000 inches) in Cherrpunji, India.
As rain falls, its teardrop shape is flattened into a hamburger-like shape.
The Atacama Desert is the driest desert on Earth (excluding the polar deserts). It gets less than 0.004 inches of rain a year. It's a desert plateau that wraps around the coast of South America.