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Busting myths about lightning, tornadoes, storms and more!
Answering the most commonly asked questions about lightning. One of this site's most popular and longest-running sections.
Common and widespread myths and misconceptions about lightning. Another longtime, most-visited section of this site.
A detailed, step-by-step description of a cloud-to-ground lightning discharge.
A brief lightning safety primer.
A list of the various descriptive names given to types of lightning.
What protection systems do and don't do.
Lightning's impact to houses that are hit directly.
Discussing myths about surge protectors, UPS devices and lightning protection for sensitive electronics.
Frequently asked questions, photos and videos on lightning strikes to Chicago's tallest buildings.
Answering a frequently-asked question about lightning strikes to St. Louis' famous landmark.
An in-depth look at ground-to-cloud or 'upward moving' lightning discharges to tall structures, including dramatic up-close imagery. Lightning and Video Ghosting Artifacts: Not as Close as It Seems
A closer look at a commonly misidentified artifact that appears on video footage of lightning strikes.
A closer look at the newest subject in many TV documentaries about lightning.
The effects of lightning strikes to trees.
All about the loud noise produced by lightning. Includes a calculator for using thunder to find the distance to a strike.
A commonly seen, but frequently misidentified phenomenon observed when lightning strikes an energized power line.
Will wearing an Ipod and headphones attract lightning?
Examining the differences between small man-made sparks and natural lightning.
A quick run-down of lightning terminology.
An overview of the effects experienced by victims of lightning strikes.
Lightning strikes produce a full range of radio waves.
Creating electrostatic discharges indoors.
Overview of the many phenomena mistaken for ball lightning.
A list of the instances lightning is mentioned in Scripture.
A short list of lightning-related publications on Amazon.com.
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