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Re: Interesting Lightning stats

Postby WyomingSummits » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:07 am

"Is that lightning? Here, fly my aluminum kite for me while I run back to the truck to check the weather update."
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Re: Interesting Lightning stats

Postby pvnisher » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:26 pm

We need some sort of quota system to guarantee gender equality, or gender-norming (or gender-agnostism) in the field. Perhaps, as a temporary measure, all women should be issued gov-funded aluminum foil caps with large pointy spires and chain-mail shirts. I find it outrageous that the Republicans (or Democrats, whichever one you dislike more) haven't stepped up and recognized the woeful state of our female electrocution industry. It's time to stop outsourcing all our electrocutions, but keep them in the homeland.
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At the same time lightning claims costs continue to rise

Postby Yury » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:03 am

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Re: Interesting Lightning stats

Postby ForcanReg » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:28 pm

Tonka wrote:From 1968 to 2010, deaths from lightning in the United States decreased by 78.6% among males and 70.6% among females.

This is evolution at work. Americans are evolving into electrically non-conductive beings.

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Re: Interesting Lightning stats

Postby colinr » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:02 pm

The decline in lightning fatalities is aided by increased time spent on the internet. I think lcarreau has an article floating around SP regarding lightning, but his decreasing amount of time spent on SP may be increasing his chances of being struck.

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