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Rob Philpott wrote:
I thought it rather sticked together via surface tension


Not quite. If this was true for any amount of water in the presence of gravity then you could devise a way to overturn a bucketful of water from a tall building and have it fall onto the ground as a single blob. At some critical mass, gravity (and random molecule movement) takes over and then the lower energy state of the fluid as a whole is to split into two (or more) droplets.

The "other side of the coin" for the above statement is a leaky faucet. If you have a faucet that's giving a steady supply of water and slowly reduce the supply, at some point the surface tension is such that it's energetically favourable for the water to stop flowing as a "cylinder" and start flowing as a series of spheres (droplets). Actually, even in a showerhead, you can see that although the water comes out as a steady stream from each of the showerhead's holes, it becomes a series of droplets along the way.

So, throwing any sizeable amount of water in the air in the presence of Earth's gravity will turn said amount of water into droplets.
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