Bloody idiot of a Stomper. Doesn't he/she know what this is. I knew what they were when I was a little boy. When I was 6, I thought they were caused from space ships. Even though I was wrong, I wasn't as far off as stupid stomper Xiu Xiu.
(Warning it is BORING)
The white streak is actually a cloud, though the aircraft is a normal jet liner and not a rocket. This white streak is called a 'contrail' or a condensation trail. The engine of a jet aircraft releases after- burners or fumes just like our cars and motorcycles. These fumes contain a lot of water vapour. At very high altitudes, where the temperature is as low as -38 degree celsius (water freezes at zero degrees), the water vapour freezes into tiny ice crystals almost instantly before evaporating. A contrail can spread out and form a horizontal sheet of cloud, as winds which blow at high altitudes blow it apart. It disappears eventually when the water vapour evaporates.
At the age of 6, I knew that the white trail were man made and not a natural occurance. Lets all just hope that Xiu Xiu is not so much older than I was and that he/she might still be watching Barney the Dinosaur. Sadly, odds are he/she is 36 and still watches Barney. Maybe he/she also sings along to the songs.
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