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What not to do in a thunderstorm

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hey, she could use a timer...
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I think Lee Corso would pick the former.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Just saw a Mythbusters this morning in which they fried a dummy in both circumstances, using much less voltage than a lightning strike. Was pretty interesting because I always thought that was bullshit.
  4. pa writer

    pa writer Member

    Thunder and lightning make me nervous, so that's when I put on my homemade tin foil helmet and sit under the tallest tree I can find to meditate.
  5. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Play a round of golf. I'd hate to miss a good putt and yell, "RAT FART!!"
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I love watching a thunderstorm develop, but I hate being stuck outside when it hits.
  7. There is a misconception (and it's hard to tell from your wording whether you are one of the misconceived) that a lightning rod will save your house if it's struck by lightning.
    A lightning strike to the house is going to fry the house, rod or not. What a rod does is channel static energy into the ground, making it less likely that your house is hit.
    But if it is hit, you're just screwed.
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Thunder, lightning, very very frightening?
  9. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    What not to do in a thunderstorm?

    Well, going online to reply to the "What not to do in a thunderstorm" thread on SportsJournalists.com certainly strikes me as a bad idea.
  10. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member


  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  12. boots

    boots New Member

    Roy Cleveland Sullivan a U.S. forest Ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia park ranger, survived seven lightning strikes, making him the world record holder. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Sullivan was first hit by lightning in 1942, and was struck six more times over the next 35 years. He was struck in the great outdoors. But he was also zapped in an office, and walking across his front yard to get the mail.

    There was just something about Roy Sullivan that lightning liked.

    Sullivan committed suicide in his 70s in 1983, reportedly distraught over the loss of a woman.
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