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Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains
... out the hard way . Most people who are struck by lightning
are not hit directly, but get a "side flash" when the electric discharge jumps from the object that was hit. In 2006, the 37-year-old Vancouver man was out jogging when he received such a side flash from a tree that had been struck. Listening to...
Lightning Strikes Deadliest in Summer
...rofessor of emergency medicine and director of the lightning
injury research program at the University of Illin...eriously underestimate the risk of being struck by lightning
and do not know when or where to take shelter. "Decisions about lightning
safety must be made by t...
Parking Garages Unsafe During Hurricanes
...eather including hurricanes, tornadoes, storms and lightning
for more than 15 years....
Nature Unleashes Terror Across America
...and through at least Thursday morning. The storm's lightning
could also spark off more fires, meteorologists said. Elsewhere, a wildfire near the Canadian border in northeastern Minnesota had covered more than 34 square miles Wednesday, adding more than 8 square miles in one day, authorities said. Since it ...
Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Hundreds of Home in Florida
...a and into northern Florida after being started by lightning
more than a week ago. By Tuesday, it had burned 109,000 acres in Florida and 139,813 acres of swampland in Georgia nearly 390 square miles in all. Flames jumped a containment line at the fire's western edge, but firefighters used bulldozers and wa...
Now, Cellphones That Alert Against Impending Lightning Strikes
...nal receiver and warns the user of an approaching lightning
strike. A lightning
bolt is an electric current that emits radio waves, with each bolt producing frequencies between 10 ...
Burning fires in Northern Ontario Cause Hundreds to leave their Homes
...an and Nipigon with most of the fires initiated by lightning
strikes. At least 13,000 hectares have been damaged. With insufficient crews to fight the fire around 100 fires have been left to burn. With the forecast not giving much hopes of rain, the situation appears unlikely to be resolved soon. Debbie Mac...
Police Stumble into Trading Corpses Racket
...dra offered to pay us Rs.50,000 for the bones of a lightning
victim", Brij Pal told the police. Rajendra, who...ffering prayers at the grave of a person killed by lightning
to ward off an evil spirit. Pal and his accomplices, however, said they had not take away the rema...
Lightning Kicks Up a Furore in the Mobile Industry
...d in stormy weather results in serious injury from lightning
strikes//. Doctors have warned that there is an in...in stormy weather conditions. The charge from the lightning
is conducted over the skin without entering the body. But conductive materials, such as metallic obj...