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2013-06-02 05:34:30 PM
13 votes:
Shielding myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find...

download.lardlad.com
2013-06-02 07:29:32 PM
7 votes:

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.
2013-06-02 08:57:41 PM
5 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: OtherLittleGuy: basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell

In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!

Who's that?


Michael's less successful cousin. He had a Skoda dealership.
2013-06-02 08:05:47 PM
5 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Think evil of me, but I really really wish after the mother and son were kicked out, a lightning strike did hit the tree.

/would have Darwin showing who was the REAL law


i50.tinypic.com
2013-06-02 07:36:55 PM
5 votes:
Think evil of me, but I really really wish after the mother and son were kicked out, a lightning strike did hit the tree.

/would have Darwin showing who was the REAL law
2013-06-02 10:35:24 PM
4 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Should've named the kid NOAA.



In Canada, it's Noa-eh.
2013-06-02 09:21:09 PM
4 votes:
Probably a school league.

i306.photobucket.com
2013-06-02 09:17:00 PM
4 votes:
It doesn't matter whether they were correct or not.  They were the officials in charge of situation.  You must always obey the officials who are in charge.  Continue to teach your children this please.
2013-06-02 09:10:56 PM
3 votes:
Rat farts!
2013-06-02 09:03:16 PM
3 votes:

jaytkay: When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!


blogington.com
2013-06-02 05:46:20 PM
3 votes:
Kid's sports is dominated by assholes? When did this happen?
2013-06-03 01:46:03 AM
2 votes:

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 12:10:27 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-02 11:54:32 PM
2 votes:

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 11:02:01 PM
2 votes:
"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 10:06:51 PM
2 votes:
I am a little worried that every picture taken in the 21st century will feature the subjects either looking up or down -- at a steep angle -- toward the camera's viewfinder..
2013-06-02 09:49:03 PM
2 votes:
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
2013-06-02 09:40:06 PM
2 votes:

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


And all this time I didn't need to show my passport when going to Ottawa? DAMMIT!
2013-06-02 09:35:57 PM
2 votes:

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


Since Ottawa was annexed by New York.
2013-06-02 09:33:19 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-02 09:24:02 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-06-03 09:30:23 AM
1 votes:

stu1-1: To  eventhelosers:
The point you're trying to make is that lightning will conduct through tree roots.
I'm not disputing that, but lightning will not jump back up out of the ground from the roots once it's there.
There are cases where people and animals have been struck just by standing near a tree that's been hit.
In those cases, the lightning conducted through wet grass or standing water on it's way to ground.

If you can find me one case where someone or some animal was struck by lightning from tree roots,
I will vote "SMART" on every post you've made here.


http://www.esdjournal.com/articles/Lightning/Fowler/sc%20fowler.htm

www.ces.ncsu.edu

I observed the scene (days later) of the Camp Webb strike.  Google "lightning through roots" and take of your pick if you are still not satisfied.  I apologize for the personal attack, the aliens weren't very gentle with the probe last time and my hemorrhoids are killing me.
2013-06-03 02:11:37 AM
1 votes:

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 01:50:59 AM
1 votes:

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 12:14:50 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-02 11:56:22 PM
1 votes:

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 11:52:22 PM
1 votes:

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 11:50:56 PM
1 votes:

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 10:55:09 PM
1 votes:
The tree was probably a Whomping Willow -- the Chuck Norris of trees, known to chase lightning bolts clear into the next county.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-06-02 10:49:44 PM
1 votes:

Bender The Offender: sno man: Oliveria said she is both "shocked and concerned"
That's usually code for I'm a busybody with nothing else to do but whine.  But whole lee shiat those coaches need a little science in their diet.

Are you as it ignorant of science as you are of technology? There's a moronic group of adults putting kids' life at risk, and while it doesn't necessarily play in the pathetic little narrative where you're better than everyone in the article, it's pretty farking shocking and concerning that their are idiots in this world that will tell a group of children to stand under a tree during a thunderstorm. I think you and the coaches must have spawned from the same education system.


Read what I typed again Rookie. especially the part I bold for you. I get you really want to think I'm an idiot. Fine. Whatever. But dude...
reading 101...
2013-06-02 10:46:36 PM
1 votes:
I guess the coaches never saw Caddyshack..
forums.mikeholt.com
2013-06-02 10:38:12 PM
1 votes:

Bender The Offender: That's usually code for I'm a busybody with nothing else to do but whine.  But whole lee shiat those coaches need a little science in their diet.

Are you as it ignorant of science as you are of technology? There's a moronic group of adults putting kids' life at risk, and while it doesn't necessarily play in the pathetic little narrative where you're better than everyone in the article, it's pretty farking shocking and concerning that their are idiots in this world that will tell a group of children to stand under a tree during a thunderstorm. I think you and the coaches must have spawned from the same education system.


Somebody just failed at reading comprehension.
2013-06-02 10:25:16 PM
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Think evil of me, but I really really wish after the mother and son were kicked out, a lightning strike did hit the tree.


I thought the same thing. Would've been great if it had zapped the stupid coaches.

Also got a kick out of "Oliveria said she is shocked," because no, she wasn't. HAHAHAHAHA! ... well, I thought it was funny.
2013-06-02 09:54:50 PM
1 votes:
"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."

Mark Twain
2013-06-02 09:46:50 PM
1 votes:
Could they have found a more unflattering angle for that photo?
2013-06-02 09:44:43 PM
1 votes:

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

Since Ottawa was annexed by New York.

To be fair, a friend of mine from Ottawa has described the place as filled with civil servants, mindlessly rule following nitwits, political reactionaries, and drunk weirdos.


So just like everywhere else?
2013-06-02 09:36:53 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-06-02 09:30:51 PM
1 votes:
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."
2013-06-02 09:30:09 PM
1 votes:
Nothing like the combination of arrogance and stupidity to make one hate humanity that much more.
2013-06-02 09:29:26 PM
1 votes:

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?


The best thing to do is hide in the nearest body of water.
2013-06-02 09:25:29 PM
1 votes:
>Richard Richards: Better come in till this blows over.
>Bishop: What do you think, fella?
>Carl Spackler: I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite awhile.
>Bishop: You're right. Anyway, the Good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life.
[THUNDER]
2013-06-02 09:21:06 PM
1 votes:

skinink: The coaches told them to make like a tree and get the fark off the field!


i2.ytimg.com
2013-06-02 09:13:09 PM
1 votes:
anonuk.anonsource.org

Names and phone numbers of these retarded tree huggers?  Please?
2013-06-02 09:09:56 PM
1 votes:

jaytkay: When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!


When my child's coaches insist a field full of children do the equivalent of spelling out "f%$# you Zeus you can't hit sh*t" on the field, I run to whoever will listen before their stupid actually kills someone.
2013-06-02 09:02:23 PM
1 votes:
Should've named the kid NOAA.
2013-06-02 08:59:05 PM
1 votes:
When I have a tiny dispute about a rain shower with child-league soccer coaches...

...I run to the press and make it international news!!
2013-06-02 08:57:26 PM
1 votes:
Honestly those coaches should be fired.
2013-06-02 08:51:33 PM
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell

In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!


Who's that?
2013-06-02 06:16:58 PM
1 votes:

basemetal: Minus the threat of a tornado, why wouldn't you go to your car during a lightning storm?

/the coaches will catch hell


In the name of Daniel Faraday, THIS!
2013-06-02 06:09:26 PM
1 votes:
Good to know that the anti-science crowd is not found only down here in the states.
 
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