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Bizarre Lightning Phenomena

An interesting article from ListVerse lists 10 ‘bizarre’ lightning phenomena as impressive as the lightning itself. To read the full list, click here. ·       Restoring sight to the blind – a truck driver was blinded in a traffic accident. Nine years later his sight was miraculously restored when he was struck by lightning after taking …

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Thunderbolt and Lightning — Very, Very Frightening for Outdoor Enthusiasts

While we all know the saying “lightning never strikes in the same place twice,” according to NOAA, lightning does, however, strike in the United States about 25 million times a year. And while lightning occurs most often during the summer months, you can still be struck at any time of year. Lightning strikes are responsible …

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Best Shelter Recommendations When Caught in a Storm

Source: National Lightning Safety Institute Though no place is absolutely safe from lightning, some places are safer than others.  Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance.  Seek safe shelter immediately. If caught outside: ·       Seek shelter in a large enclosed building (not a picnic shelter or shed) ·       Another safe location …

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Product Review in Digital Trends

  “During our trip into the Superstitions the INO Weather Pro worked flawlessly. With no cellular service or network connectivity to rely on, the INO Weather Pro provided accurate real-time weather temperature and changes to the conditions.” Read more of Digital Trends review on the INO Weather Pro!  

A Little History About Lichtenberg Figures

  In 1777, German physicist Georg Lichtenberg made a curious discovery: when dust in the air settled on electrically charged plates, beautiful tree-like figures formed. The so-called Lichtenberg ‘dust figures’ are branching patterns that are created when high voltage discharge passes either along a surface or through insulating materials. Interestingly, these branching patterns are also …

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Interesting facts about lightning

Interesting Facts About Lightning

The majority of lightning strike victims are male. Experts attribute this to the large number of male golfers, football and soccer players, fishermen, roofers, and tall-building construction workers. The most deaths from lightning occur on Sundays (the most popular day to be out partaking in sporting activities). Most of us think Oklahoma or Texas is …

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