July 14, 2003
First Rule of Taking Cover During a Thunderstorm
Posted by Ellen at July 14, 2003 07:17 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian nudists were struck by lightning on Friday at a beach on the Moscow river as they took cover from a thunderstorm under a tree, the emergencies ministry said.
Let's look at that statement for a moment. " Took cover under a tree." During a thunderstorm? Last time I watched a Weather Channel Storm Story, you should not take cover under a tree. No wait, I think I learned that rule in grade school.
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Kinda like the tourists in Florida who insist on remaining out on the golf course during lighting storms with their x-irons pointed to the sky.
And yes, we do seem to have a rather large number (statistically) of people being struck by lightening hereabouts... for some unknown reason. (sigh)
I got the "don't hide under a tree" in grade school too, btw.
why cant you hide under a tree during a thunderstorm