Lightning Fact or Fiction? A few days ago, I saw a discussion about safety during lightning storms. The consensus was that cars are safe because of rubber tires. The actual answer is that cars are safe because of metal sides and roofs, making them like Farraday cages. The inch or so of rubber between the tires & the ground makes little difference. So, no Corvettes.
Appalachians Are Finding Pride in Mountain Twang. Its a common precaution among many young adults from the United States southern Appalachian Mountains to disguise their unique way of speaking when they seek work elsewhere. They fear their distinct twang, nonstandard grammar, and obscure idioms will cause potential employers to conclude they are incapable of holding jobs.
Ligthning a Cow Killer : Lightning, if you don’t already know, is an electrical discharge from the atmosphere mostly seen in thunderstorms, but can appear in volcano eruptions as well and on a few other occasions.
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