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When Lightning Strikes
If you have seen Back to the Future
and hear the word lightning
you will likely have a flashback to the scene in the movie where Doc Brown announces his plan to harness the “1.21 jiggerwatts” (properly gigawatts or billions of watts) of energy contained in a lightning strike to send Marty McFly back to 1985.
While the proposed use of lightning in this movie is clever and humorous, lightning is a serious subject. Meteorologists estimate that worldwide, there are approximately 1.4 billion lightning discharges every year or 45 every second. In addition to causing property damage and forest fires, the danger to humans is quite real. Click here to read the entire article...