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July 29, 2014

Severe Lightning Storms (10 Pics)

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When things get electric, you probably want to seek cover and stay inside. But then you miss out on all the beautiful visuals. Purple skies and massive clouds lit up by flashes of lightning. The most serious weather patterns make for the best photos. Here you can enjoy without getting struck by a rogue bolt […]

Lightning Strikes Father and Son

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In a weird coincidence, a father and son both died the same way: struck by lightning. But not at the same time. It was 48 years between each unfortunate demise. The son, 54-year-old Stephen Rooney, was at a barbecue with his family when it began to storm. Lightning struck the ground right where he was […]

The Human Lightning Rod

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Melvin Roberts of South Carolina is no stranger to electric current running through his body. He’s been struck by lightning six times. Melvin was outside his home trying to put a cover on his lawnmower during the most recent strike. After the lightning lit him up, his wife found him unconscious on the ground. He […]

The Early 1900′s Odd Defense Against Tornadoes

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An article from NPR reveals how people approached the threat of deadly tornadoes in the early 20th century. They had some absurd ideas on how to combat against the destructive winds of a powerful tornado. Mass panic began to spread about tornadoes in the late 1890′s. Not much serious study had been done about them […]