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2013-06-02 10:58:33 PM

Ishkur: You're fine in the middle of a flat field during a lighting storm.

Just keep your feet together so you stay grounded.

/that is, if you don't have a car


Are you trying to make a joke?
 
2013-06-02 10:59:01 PM
Roy Sullivan would probably disagree that there are any safe places.

Ofc, in his case, he pissed of *something*...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Sullivan
 
2013-06-02 11:02:01 PM
"they kept asking 'are you above the law'?"

Meaning, are you above the laws of physics? No! And neither are you. What will happen is that because there are more of these idiots, in the aftermath and ridicule, it will somehow be implied that it was 'bad' of her to hold this minority opinion because most of this group disagreed with. Christ. These people farking vote.


t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-02 11:03:37 PM
I hate to characterize these athletic coaches as dullards and bullies, but they seems to be OK acting like that.
 
2013-06-02 11:05:16 PM

picturescrazy: BarkingUnicorn: Was looking for examples of  people under trees who were struck by lightning when I found this  one about a guy on a motorcycle who took a bolt through his penis.

Doctors said there would be "no lasting effects."

Except bragging rights.


You know that his pick-up line involved "Ride the Lightning"

/so ashamed for typing that, but still laughing
 
2013-06-02 11:06:35 PM
Quick!  Everybody come do this stupid thing and shun the few people offering correct advice!
 
2013-06-02 11:11:24 PM

J Noble Daggett: catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one.

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm
These actions may slightly reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top.Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees.


That is what I thought i remembered from survival classes. Get and stay as low as you can, make sure you are not the tallest thing around, make sure you are not near the tallest thing around, and if you are in the middle of a field, remove backpacks and anything that might be metal and go into the three point crouch (feet together touching the ground and hands on the ground a short distance away from each other and the feet.
 
2013-06-02 11:21:40 PM
People who end up being adult soccer coaches of children collectively aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer? That's a shock(electrical). I hope these remedial bastards get fired for trying their feeble hands at authoritarianism.
 
JVD
2013-06-02 11:35:13 PM
lol, soccer.
 
2013-06-02 11:37:09 PM
I still remember a similar incident when I played in 'coaches pitch' baseball league (8 yros).  Storm came in and the coaches agreed to continue the game till rain fell.  When lightning struck near the field we ignored the coaches and fled to the cars.  They called us kids wimps for not getting back to play with aluminum bats.  My parents sure didn't send me back out there.  Eight standing people on a field and three near a metal backstop with one holding a bat just sound like multiple lightning rods.

Phil Moskowitz: People who end up being adult soccer coaches of children collectively aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer? That's a shock(electrical). I hope these remedial bastards get fired for trying their feeble hands at authoritarianism.


I agree with that.  Most I have encountered never played the game themselves and took it up because they weren't good at baseball.  Other than kick the ball and run, they really don't teach play strategy.  I pity the coaches in the older youth leagues.  As in the 12 yro and up leagues where playing time isn't guaranteed and snowflakes find out what the bench really feels like.
 
2013-06-02 11:48:36 PM
lack of warmth:Phil Moskowitz: People who end up being adult soccer coaches of children collectively aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer? That's a shock(electrical). I hope these remedial bastards get fired for trying their feeble hands at authoritarianism.

I agree with that.  Most I have encountered never played the game themselves and took it up because they weren't good at baseball.  Other than kick the ball and run, they really don't teach play strategy.  I pity the coaches in the older youth leagues.  As in the 12 yro and up leagues where playing time isn't guaranteed and snowflakes find out what the bench really feels like.


I had a couple of great coaches when I was a kid. Granted, this was elementary school, and I was one of two girls on a co-ed team, but the coach and assistant coach did teach some strategy and basic techniques. And they didn't ignore the girls on the team, which was admirable. I ended up on left defense much of the time, because I could actually kick with my left foot. Good times.

Of course, my brother's go at soccer was short, due to a coach who was kind of a jerk. He was not sympathetic with my brother's medical issues -- and related endurance issues -- and turned my brother off of the sport for good.

So maybe I just lucked out.

/CSS
 
2013-06-02 11:50:56 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: eventhelosers: J Noble Daggett: catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one. Did she and her son go into the three point crouch, grounding themselves, or did they just stand around watching and being the tallest thing on the field?

You are correct that under a stand of trees is safer than in the middle of the field, provided you are not under the tallest trees. But this is "safer", not safe. Cars are generally safe. But let's not distract people from their outrage fix.

Unless your being an arse like me your wrong.  If your within range of the root structure your still toast, and root structures are interconnected.  Lay flat on the ground away from trees if you can't quickly move to a safe shelter.

The roots are grounded. In the sense of being in the farking ground.

Smartest thing is indeed to wait in a car. Then you're also sheltered from wind and rain. Under trees, you're still going to get soaked if a heavy straight-line wind comes up (which we had in Ontario during this recent batch of storms).

And living across from a soccer field I can safely say, if it's one thing you'll find a farkton of at a kid's soccer game, it's cars. Vans even.


IMHO....................

ROOTS ARE GROUNDED BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE GROUND?????  NO NO NO NO NO

I'LL PARTIALLY BURY SOME BARE COPPER WIRE AND ENERGIZE IT, FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE OTHER END!

ROOTS CAN BE INTERTUBES FULL OF WATER YOU CAN DRIVE BIG ELECTRICITY TRUCKS THROUGH WITHOUT LOSING MUCH AMPERAGE

GOOGLE "CAMP WEBB LIGHTNING"

MY LAZY ARSE HARDLY GOES OUTSIDE ANYMORE, SO I JUST UNPLUG THE LAPTOP
 
2013-06-02 11:52:22 PM

catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one. Did she and her son go into the three point crouch, grounding themselves, or did they just stand around watching and being the tallest thing on the field?


progolferdigest.com
 
2013-06-02 11:53:04 PM

poison_amy: Could they have found a more unflattering angle for that photo?


They wanted a pic of them each holding soccer balls, but she stuffed hers under her shirt.
 
2013-06-02 11:54:32 PM

Marshal805: pippi longstocking: Are you saying Americans are stupid and fascist? Since when?

An Ottawa mom is outraged after being kicked off a soccer field because she and her son wouldn't take shelter under trees during a thunderstorm.

RTFA


Well, Canada's the 51st state, right?
 
2013-06-02 11:55:47 PM

pippi longstocking: Are you saying Americans are stupid and fascist? Since when?


Just you... for thinking Canada is a state in the USA... and, a soccer coach?


As for the article, I personally would not want my child on the team anymore... but, being my assholish self, I would go try my absolute damnedest to swear out a warrant for attempted murder to trying to get us to stand under a tree in a lightning storm, child endangerment at the LEAST, considering the well known results of such an ignorant maneuver!  If the warrant made it through, it would/may not stick (doubtfully) but it sure as hell would scare some sense into the morons (possibly.. they may actually be too far gone if they did not know about trees and lightning by the age of 4 or 5).

This is as bad as the the school/teachers not wanting the deaf child to use sign language to say his name because it looks somewhat like making a gun with his hand(s).. (submitted this to fark as STUPID, but apparently didn't get greened).
 
2013-06-02 11:56:22 PM

nickerj1: catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one. Did she and her son go into the three point crouch, grounding themselves, or did they just stand around watching and being the tallest thing on the field?

[progolferdigest.com image 470x297]


I don't think it helps holding a golf club like that, nor can I twist my leg like that.  I can get down like that, but I don't want my leg all mad at me later.  Getting old and all that.
 
2013-06-02 11:58:06 PM

pippi longstocking: Are you saying NORTHAmericans are stupid and fascist? Since when?


/FTFY
 
2013-06-02 11:59:46 PM

picturescrazy: BarkingUnicorn: Was looking for examples of  people under trees who were struck by lightning when I found this  one about a guy on a motorcycle who took a bolt through his penis.

Doctors said there would be "no lasting effects."

Except bragging rights.


Hey Baby..... Wanna ride the lightning?
 
2013-06-03 12:08:55 AM

pippi longstocking: Are you saying Americans are stupid and fascist? Since when?


Kill yourself.
 
2013-06-03 12:10:27 AM

fusillade762: MagSeven: On one hand, she is awesome for maintaining most of the common sense that seems to leak out of people's heads when they need it most, but on the other, she named her kid "Noa".

It would have been ironic if she'd named him "Noaa".

Or maybe not. Too much time on Fark and I don't think I understand irony anymore.


LIke RAAA-AAIII-INNN, on your soccer DAYYYY.
And whoo-oo-oo dies, it ain't Nooo-AAYYY.
 
2013-06-03 12:10:43 AM

Fecal Conservative: picturescrazy: BarkingUnicorn: Was looking for examples of  people under trees who were struck by lightning when I found this  one about a guy on a motorcycle who took a bolt through his penis.

Doctors said there would be "no lasting effects."

Except bragging rights.

Hey Baby..... Wanna ride the lightning?


I beat ya to that one. :P GMTA!

Anastacya: picturescrazy: BarkingUnicorn: Was looking for examples of  people under trees who were struck by lightning when I found this  one about a guy on a motorcycle who took a bolt through his penis.

Doctors said there would be "no lasting effects."

Except bragging rights.

You know that his pick-up line involved "Ride the Lightning"

/so ashamed for typing that, but still laughing

 
2013-06-03 12:14:50 AM

BigRightRear: It will can only hit you if you  are grounded. Rubber tires make good insulators.


Ok, work with me here.  Lightning manages to travel through several thousand feet of air (an exceptionally good insulator) and you think that 3 inches of rubber is going to stop it?  Rubber that is typically heavily embedded with belts of steel?
2.bp.blogspot.com

/This guy frowns at your notion

BummerDuck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Sullivan


Roy comes out sounding a little nutty after a while but damn after 7 documented strikes he gets to be as nutty as he likes.
 
2013-06-03 12:19:49 AM

Canton: No way. Remember, lightning is not the only thing that can hit a tree during a storm. Thunderstorms can be accompanied by strong winds as well. I don't mean tornadoes. (Those are rarer, albeit hella strong.) I mean straight-line winds and downbursts. Frankly, I'd be more worried about being struck by a falling limb than by lightning. Sheltering under a group of trees just means more risk of a really stupid head injury.


Definitely. Googling for 'killed by falling tree' results in pages of news stories.  Leads one to believe that deaths and injuries of that nature are common and under reported. Also falling power lines are not uncommon either. Once saw a power line fall to the ground.  Bunch of sparks, then the nothing, minute later more sparks as a breaker reset. General rule, stay away as a fallen power line can be dead one moment and live the next and power lines are not insulated.
 
2013-06-03 12:22:05 AM

catmandu: J Noble Daggett: catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one.

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm
These actions may slightly reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top.Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees.

That is what I thought i remembered from survival classes. Get and stay as low as you can, make sure you are not the tallest thing around, make sure you are not near the tallest thing around, and if you are in the middle of a field, remove backpacks and anything that might be metal and go into the three point crouch (feet together touching the ground and hands on the ground a short distance away from each other and the feet.


That's a lot of work.

Just don't get hit by lightning. Easy peasy.
 
2013-06-03 12:31:16 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Shielding myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find...

[download.lardlad.com image 320x240]


"Even God can't hit a one-iron."
 
2013-06-03 12:31:36 AM
The article should have listed the coaches by name.  Shame is a much better educator than tragedy.
 
2013-06-03 12:33:05 AM

hershy799: CSB time:

When I was in 9th grade, we went on a class field trip to some lake (just for the day). In the middle of the field trip, a big lightning storm rolls in. So my SCIENCE teacher (Chemistry, but still) tells us to go stand under the tall, lonely tree. I do for about 3 seconds, and then remember "idiot, that's NOT where you're supposed to be!"
So I took off running (for about 1 mile) towards better shelter. I was a real fatty then, so the only way I made it was through pure adrenaline. Everybody thought I was a dumbass, only because they got lucky and DIDN'T get struck by lightning.

/CSB time

/Now a meteorologist


Hmmm... you're a fatty... a meteorologist... and your username is "hershy799".

Well, Mr. hershy799, or should I say Al Roker!!!  Consider yourself exposed!


imustruth.typepad.com
 
2013-06-03 12:38:22 AM

catmandu: Correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure many will) but I have always understood that you don't shelter under A tree during a thunderstorm but sheltering under trees is fine if it is a group and you are not near the tallest one. Did she and her son go into the three point crouch, grounding themselves, or did they just stand around watching and being the tallest thing on the field?


What you have to understand about lightning strikes is that a minority of deaths are caused by being hit by the lightning bolt itself.  What actually kills most people is being near the strike (in the range of tens to hundreds of meters)  where current is flowing up to the strike point.

Also, being "highest" doesn't meant being the point that lightning strikes.  It follows the path of least resistance where the most charge builds up.  Pointy things mean higher charge density (why flagpoles have spherical caps) so pointy trees, trees with less resistive sap and deeper root systems, etc. may provide more likely targets even if they are slightly shorter.  What height has to do with it is simply that that height also reduces the resistance by having to pass through less air, air being highly resistive.

Lightning can also emerge from multiple points in concert.  (in fact, given points of roughly equal resistance, it would prefer to)

So, if you are going to be near *a lot* of trees anyway and they are providing good rain cover, it might be to your advantage to find a lower area and hunker down in that tree cover, but only because the dry ground will conduct more poorly than the moist ground.  In almost all cases, I would suggest getting far away from anything tall and organic/metallic.  If you're in a field with trees on the periphery, by all means, go stand in the middle of the field, that's the safest spot.  (If you are in a field without trees or poles in the periphery, bad news, you are the closest thing around to a lightning rod.  Try to crouch down on those rubber souled shoes you are hopefully wearing.)
 
2013-06-03 12:43:38 AM

dogboy360: Touching metal in the car won't hurt you in a lightning strike. Lightning is a surface effect. A live wire laying across your car means don't touch any metal.


Not necessarily true.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/vehicle_strike.html

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute:
Reported incidents and related injuries make it clear that a person inside a fully enclosed metal vehicle must not be touching metallic objects referenced to the outside of the car. Door and window handles, radio dials, CB microphones, gearshifts, steering wheels, and other inside-to-outside metal objects should be left alone during close-in lightning events. We suggest pulling off to the side of the road in a safe manner, turning on the emergency blinkers, turning off the engine, putting one's hands in one's lap, and waiting out the storm."
 
2013-06-03 12:44:21 AM

fst_creeper: BigRightRear: It will can only hit you if you  are grounded. Rubber tires make good insulators.

Ok, work with me here.  Lightning manages to travel through several thousand feet of air (an exceptionally good insulator) and you think that 3 inches of rubber is going to stop it?  Rubber that is typically heavily embedded with belts of steel?


Cars are safe to the extent that you are inside of a metal cage. The juice will flow on the outside of the cage and generally leave you safe. The rubber tires have nothing to do with it.
3.bp.blogspot.com

Oddly enough, this means that if you are on a playground with an old style
jungle gym, that's a good place to run too if you stay in the middle and don't touch the metal.
Not room for a full soccer team.
francies.files.wordpress.com
One of these domes would be good, if it were metal, but it's probably plastic. Again, if inside the cage.
www.domeclimber.com
 
2013-06-03 01:15:06 AM

gweilo8888: dogboy360: Touching metal in the car won't hurt you in a lightning strike. Lightning is a surface effect. A live wire laying across your car means don't touch any metal.

Not necessarily true.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/vehicle_strike.html

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute:
Reported incidents and related injuries make it clear that a person inside a fully enclosed metal vehicle must not be touching metallic objects referenced to the outside of the car. Door and window handles, radio dials, CB microphones, gearshifts, steering wheels, and other inside-to-outside metal objects should be left alone during close-in lightning events. We suggest pulling off to the side of the road in a safe manner, turning on the emergency blinkers, turning off the engine, putting one's hands in one's lap, and waiting out the storm."



What if you're in a convoy?
 
2013-06-03 01:23:22 AM
eventhelosers:
The best thing to do is hide in the nearest body of water.

If you're serious, you're an idiot.
If you're joking, you should make that clear so some other idiot doesn't take your advice and get himself killed.

/notice my correct usage of "you're" and "your".
 
2013-06-03 01:29:08 AM

wademh: fst_creeper: BigRightRear: <snip>

Cars are safe to the extent that you are inside of a metal cage. The juice will flow on the outside of the cage and generally leave you safe. The rubber tires have nothing to do with it.



You are not pointing this at me are you?  Because my point was that 3 inches of rubber is nothing to a bolt that crosses a couple thousand feet of open air.  I even linked to Faraday's wiki page.

www.topgear.com
 
2013-06-03 01:31:12 AM

The_Original_Roxtar: pippi longstocking: Are you saying Americans are stupid and fascist? Since when?

Since Ottawa was annexed by New York.


You're mistaken. We don't want Ottawa. You take that back.

CSS: I was on my high school swim team briefly in freshman year, and there was a bad thunderstorm during practice one day. I expressed concern about being in the pool, as I had been taught for nearly a decade at that point that it was dangerous. The coach was basically an asshole to me as said to keep practicing.

Two years ago when participating in NaNoWriMo, I happened on this while researching a scene. Turns out my Girl Scout leaders were right all along and the coach should probably have been suspended at least for endangering us.
 
2013-06-03 01:37:46 AM

dogboy360: Touching metal in the car won't hurt you in a lightning strike. Lightning is a surface effect. A live wire laying across your car means don't touch any metal.

/no it is not the rubber tires that protect you in you car, it is the metal.


While it is a surface effect, you can model it as two capacitors that are very close together and connected with an inductor with the person touching it acting like a third LC.  Apply million volts on the outside and see what SPICE says.  If you can try model the air's increasing conductivity for extra credit but you may need a better model and faster computer for that one.

Tires today are slightly conductive anyway.
 
2013-06-03 01:46:03 AM

JungleBoogie: "Twenty two years ago on May 17th a tremendous thunderstorm rolled through Northwest DC and surrounding suburbs. Lightning struck spectators on the campus of St. Albans.

Some of the spectators ran to their car for cover and to some buildings close to the field; some however, took shelter under a large tree breaking the fundamental rule in lightning safety. You never want to make yourself or be near the tallest object in the landscape. Lightning struck that tree. The lightning traveled down the trunk and along the big roots that were exposed from the ground. Fred Laughlin was standing next to Noah Eig [one of the fatalities] under the tree."

WUSA9, Washington DC


Someone should have told them to Get Down.
 
2013-06-03 01:48:07 AM
I can't see why soccer mom was so outraged with the coach. He did her, and her son, a favor by removing them from his stupidity and the overblown importance he has of himself being a soccer coach.
 
2013-06-03 01:50:59 AM

edmo: Kid's sports is dominated by assholes? When did this happen?


Coaches have always been nearly-were's. Hence the dickery. This was 5 coaches dream decision-dispute, but the ref is a woman who thinks she can flount the rules and get away with it (on their watch, motherfarker? Not.Farking.Likely.)

"I ASKED: DO YOU BELIEVE YOURSELF TO BE ABOVE THE LAW AT THIS TIME?"
 
2013-06-03 01:56:24 AM

stu1-1: eventhelosers:
The best thing to do is hide in the nearest body of water.

If you're serious, you're an idiot.
If you're joking, you should make that clear so some other idiot doesn't take your advice and get himself killed.

/notice my correct usage of "you're" and "your".


I notice youare able to get my pointeds.  I was joking but yet I am an idiot.   Go figures'.
 
2013-06-03 02:01:01 AM

eventhelosers: IMHO....................

ROOTS ARE GROUNDED BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE GROUND?????  NO NO NO NO NO

Yes Yes Yes.   I suggest you google "electrical ground"

I'LL PARTIALLY BURY SOME BARE COPPER WIRE AND ENERGIZE IT, FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE OTHER END!
Copper is an electrical conductor,  a very good one.   Tree roots are not.

ROOTS CAN BE INTERTUBES FULL OF WATER YOU CAN DRIVE BIG ELECTRICITY TRUCKS THROUGH WITHOUT LOSING MUCH AMPERAGE
Intertubes?  Electricity trucks?   You just went into full-derp mode.

GOOGLE "CAMP WEBB LIGHTNING"

I did.   Nothing there says that the lightning was conducted through the tree roots.

MY LAZY ARSE HARDLY GOES OUTSIDE ANYMORE, SO I JUST UNPLUG THE LAPTOP.


Unplug it now please.
 
2013-06-03 02:05:45 AM

Firebelle: People are idiots. A few years ago, I was in Walmart (don't judge me) when a massive thunderstorm rolled in. The sky was dark and the rain was pouring in sheets as I checked out, so I ended up standing by the front windows with other shoppers waiting for it to let up. We all watched as a tall industrial tower across the street was struck by lightning twice in a row, with a collective "whoa!" from the little crowd each time.

And right in the middle of that, a manager appeared with a very worried-looking teen girl and a giant patio umbrella with a metal pole. He was ordering her to walk people to their cars with it, and when she tried to protest, he jumped down her throat about doing her job.

Several customers and I lit into him to basically say, "No, you farkwit, nobody is walking across the flat, open parking lot carrying a long metal pole in a lightning storm." We finally managed to get him to back off of his cunning plan, but he wasn't happy about it.


I will judge you....for not being a lemming in that situation (along with others). Good jerb in perhaps saving a few lives that fateful day!
 
2013-06-03 02:11:37 AM

powhound: Firebelle: People are idiots. A few years ago, I was in Walmart (don't judge me) when a massive thunderstorm rolled in. The sky was dark and the rain was pouring in sheets as I checked out, so I ended up standing by the front windows with other shoppers waiting for it to let up. We all watched as a tall industrial tower across the street was struck by lightning twice in a row, with a collective "whoa!" from the little crowd each time.

And right in the middle of that, a manager appeared with a very worried-looking teen girl and a giant patio umbrella with a metal pole. He was ordering her to walk people to their cars with it, and when she tried to protest, he jumped down her throat about doing her job.

Several customers and I lit into him to basically say, "No, you farkwit, nobody is walking across the flat, open parking lot carrying a long metal pole in a lightning storm." We finally managed to get him to back off of his cunning plan, but he wasn't happy about it.

I will judge you....for not being a lemming in that situation (along with others). Good jerb in perhaps saving a few lives that fateful day!


OTOH, he thwarted a fantastic Fark link.

Was this the Beverly Hills Walmart?  I have never found a Walmart manager, let alone had one offer to keep me dry on my way to my car.
 
2013-06-03 02:15:50 AM

Aigoo: Mom was also an idiot for standing around in an open field and not taking Junior straight to the car.


You assume Mom had a car available.

Dad could have dropped her and the kid off, they might have taken a bus, walked from home or carpooled with one of the other parents.
 
2013-06-03 02:16:00 AM

edmo: Kid's sports is dominated by assholes? When did this happen?


Last Thursday, in 1978.
 
2013-06-03 02:43:36 AM

BarkingUnicorn: powhound: Firebelle: People are idiots. A few years ago, I was in Walmart (don't judge me) when a massive thunderstorm rolled in. The sky was dark and the rain was pouring in sheets as I checked out, so I ended up standing by the front windows with other shoppers waiting for it to let up. We all watched as a tall industrial tower across the street was struck by lightning twice in a row, with a collective "whoa!" from the little crowd each time.

And right in the middle of that, a manager appeared with a very worried-looking teen girl and a giant patio umbrella with a metal pole. He was ordering her to walk people to their cars with it, and when she tried to protest, he jumped down her throat about doing her job.

Several customers and I lit into him to basically say, "No, you farkwit, nobody is walking across the flat, open parking lot carrying a long metal pole in a lightning storm." We finally managed to get him to back off of his cunning plan, but he wasn't happy about it.

I will judge you....for not being a lemming in that situation (along with others). Good jerb in perhaps saving a few lives that fateful day!

OTOH, he thwarted a fantastic Fark link.

Was this the Beverly Hills Walmart?  I have never found a Walmart manager, let alone had one offer to keep me dry on my way to my car.


Come on...do you really think that manager wanted anything less than to get those "unwashed masses" a good washing?
 
2013-06-03 02:47:39 AM

stu1-1: eventhelosers: IMHO....................

ROOTS ARE GROUNDED BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE GROUND?????  NO NO NO NO NO
Yes Yes Yes.   I suggest you google "electrical ground"

I'LL PARTIALLY BURY SOME BARE COPPER WIRE AND ENERGIZE IT, FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE OTHER END!
Copper is an electrical conductor,  a very good one.   Tree roots are not.

ROOTS CAN BE INTERTUBES FULL OF WATER YOU CAN DRIVE BIG ELECTRICITY TRUCKS THROUGH WITHOUT LOSING MUCH AMPERAGE
Intertubes?  Electricity trucks?   You just went into full-derp mode.

GOOGLE "CAMP WEBB LIGHTNING"
I did.   Nothing there says that the lightning was conducted through the tree roots.

MY LAZY ARSE HARDLY GOES OUTSIDE ANYMORE, SO I JUST UNPLUG THE LAPTOP.

Unplug it now please.


DER twee woots have waters enemum  have to spellz out for you,  me saw it first handed i grows up thare, gets backs to mai when you after yous had years of handz on electricalizing, you gotsta have a fancy diploma dontcha
 
2013-06-03 02:49:30 AM
Electricity, how does it work?
 
2013-06-03 02:58:03 AM
eventhelosers:

DER twee woots have waters enemum  have to spellz out for you,  me saw it first handed i grows up thare, gets backs to mai when you after yous had years of handz on electricalizing, you gotsta have a fancy diploma dontcha

yez I do.
I gotz 20 yeers exsperance on electricalizing. Fixin TVees an such.  I aslo dun 10 yeers puttin in satelite systems sos I nos awl about grounding.
 
2013-06-03 03:00:10 AM
here it bees in best engrishInfo-Facts & Myths
Here are some important facts about electricity. 
Basic Facts about electricity you should know ....
 

Electricity seeks the easiest and shortest path to the ground - when people or objects come too close to, or touch and electrical wire, they can become a part of an electrical circuit which can result in an instant flow of electricity through them to ground.

The flow of electricity through the human body can kill - less than one ampere of electricity can burn, severely injure or cause death.Electricity is fast - electricity travels at approximately 299,330 km per second. That leaves no room for mistakes - never put yourself into electricity's path. 

"conductors" conduct electricity readily and in large amounts - all metals, waters, humans and even non-metallic materials (trees, ropes etc.) can conduct electricity depending on moisture content and surface contamination - caution needs to be applied.

SOURCE
http://www.powerlinesafety.info/RightPanel-001.php

here it bees in best engrish
 
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