From an anonymous TowerTalkian. You be the judge.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
> From: Doc@drscience.com [SMTP:Doc@drscience.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 1998 2:14 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Lightning Strikes
> Dear Doctor Science,
> Does lightning really never strike twice in the same place? Or is
> an old wive's tale? And, by the way, who are those old wives?
> Are they scientists?
> -- Don M. , Grosse Pointe, Michigan
> Lightning not only strikes twice in the same place, it can strike as
> many as a dozen times in the same place. And the same place is the
> worst place you can be in a thunderstorm. It's best to leap about
> randomly during a thunderstorm. That's what the old wives do. They
> only tell people lightning never strikes twice in the same place so
> everyone else will stand in the same place, thus keeping out of the
> of old wives as they hop about dodging lightning bolts. The old wives
> are pretty cagey and science owes much to them - such as how much is
> saved with a stitch in time and how many times a horse can cross the
> same river. The same river, by the way, is much safer than the same
> place in a thunderstorm, but you can't cross it twice.
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