Monday, 12 July 2010

The Press

Hear lightning and see thunder

It Defies the Laws of Physics!  Dept
The Indianapolis Star:
Fourteen relatives fled a Carmel home and called the fire department before a lightning strike could cause major fire damage to their home this morning.

Carmel Fire Marshal Bruce Knott said the loud thunderclap that preceded the strike gave the extended family a head start to flee the house...
Hey editors!  Even if that’s a verbatim quote, isn’t it still kind of unsporting to hang it out there in front of God and everybody?  (And if it’s a reporter-created interpretation, somebody needs a remedial science course.)

Posted by: Old Grouch in The Press at 17:16:33 GMT | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I can only conclude that the Obama administration has demanded that the speed of lightning be reduced as a safety precaution.

Posted by: CGHill at 07/13/10 02:19:20 (UyYTy)

2 No, it's an energy-saving measure.

Posted by: Nathan at 07/13/10 11:58:41 (cBrDo)

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