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2014-03-02 08:54:40 PM
It's a little known fact that dental floss repels lightning.
 
2014-03-02 08:57:35 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-02 08:57:46 PM
There is no lightening in canada?
 
2014-03-02 08:59:16 PM
timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-02 09:01:52 PM
Except all those places where there's "no data".
 
2014-03-02 09:02:46 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-02 09:08:48 PM
What's wrong with Montana?
 
2014-03-02 09:09:07 PM
http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=z4f-ZuCLmiKg.k5QgnA8lQKYM&hl =en

"Lighting hazard?" Would that be incandescent or fluorescent?
 
2014-03-02 09:09:59 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: It's a little known fact that dental floss repels lightning.



Even if your holding Zircon encrusted tweezers?
 
2014-03-02 09:13:21 PM
Oh, look, a population map.
 
2014-03-02 09:15:28 PM

Savage Belief: What's wrong with Montana?

Subby is probably a big fan of urban areas, or he doesn't like white people.
The nature there is absolutely stunning and I really want to see it, especially Glacier National Park. I have trouble believing such a beautiful place can exist in this world.
 
2014-03-02 09:16:20 PM
Lying map lies poorly.
 
2014-03-02 09:18:26 PM

harryhardhat: There is no lightening in canada?


Lightning !?! We Have SNOW, and we like it !!! GDSM !
 
2014-03-02 09:18:56 PM
www.southbayriders.com

I would like to have seen Montana.
 
2014-03-02 09:25:21 PM
www.marijuana.com

What's wrong with Montana?
 
2014-03-02 09:30:32 PM
Front range of Colorado seems to get a lot of lightning but the real damage is done by the hail.

/car dimples
 
2014-03-02 09:31:58 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Savage Belief: What's wrong with Montana?
Subby is probably a big fan of urban areas, or he doesn't like white people.
The nature there is absolutely stunning and I really want to see it, especially Glacier National Park. I have trouble believing such a beautiful place can exist in this world.


I've been to the Billings part of the state.  It's just a ridiculous place, and that's the less scenic part of it.

\also, why the bloody hell does NO ONE in my region apparently understand how the fark to avoid the threat of lightning?
 
2014-03-02 09:32:03 PM
Probably due to the low ocurrents of ac/dc
 
2014-03-02 09:32:44 PM
You never forget your first lightning strike.
Ft. Pierce Inlet, FL. July 27, 1987.
Not even hung-over yet in the morning.

THOR landed on deck. The little boats scattered.

*Off Ft. Lauderdale
*call it Miami
*Gulf of Mexico
*Nantucket Sound.

Sailboats.

You always remember your first time.
 
2014-03-02 09:39:26 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: It's a little known fact that dental floss repels lightning.


Unlikely, or Britain would get far more than the 3 deaths a year from lightning strikes
 
2014-03-02 09:44:04 PM

DarkVader: Oh, look, a population map.


Except for the Bay Area, where a lightning-producing storm is a major news event.
 
2014-03-02 09:45:31 PM
I suspect the author is misinterpreting the map. Rather than the number of strikes it appears to attempt to depict the cost of resulting damage from lightning strikes.

For example, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in NE Minnesota is not densely populated or susceptible to an inordinate number of strikes. The map depicts tens of thousands of acres burned as the result of a lightning strike.
 
2014-03-02 09:46:10 PM
i199.photobucket.com">

/would hit it like a bolt of lightning
//don't judge me
 
2014-03-02 09:47:24 PM

Sgygus: Front range of Colorado seems to get a lot of lightning but the real damage is done by the hail.

/car dimples


I was a bit surprised last week when we had lightning, hail and then snow...I'm not sure if the weather people predicted that or not but in real time my phone and every weather website I saw just said it was "cloudy."
 
2014-03-02 09:48:45 PM

Senseless_drivel: I suspect the author is misinterpreting the map. Rather than the number of strikes it appears to attempt to depict the cost of resulting damage from lightning strikes.

For example, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in NE Minnesota is not densely populated or susceptible to an inordinate number of strikes. The map depicts tens of thousands of acres burned as the result of a lightning strike.


I saw the map and looking at St. Louis County I figured that was probably the result...obviously there is a lot of land area there but having been out there during a lightning storm it's pretty scary if you're on the water and a storm rolls up on you out of nowhere.
 
2014-03-02 09:50:26 PM
The map counts "events", which apparently includes injuries and fatalities. So, no people = no events. That's why the map basically looks like a population map.
 
2014-03-02 09:52:48 PM
Lives in Montana, Glacier area, been struck twice within 3 minutes on top of a mountain.
 
2014-03-02 09:57:16 PM

jonny_q: The map counts "events", which apparently includes injuries and fatalities. So, no people = no events. That's why the map basically looks like a population map.


This.  It isn't a map of lightning strikes per capita, it's a map of lightning strikes.  Period.

More people, more lightning strikes.

That's why Eastern NC has a shiatload of lightning (8PM almost every summer night, light clockwork) but no strikes.  No people.
 
2014-03-02 10:01:41 PM
Obligatory XKCD:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-03-02 10:02:02 PM
Not sure what the deal with with Montana.... Nevada has even less, which I find a bit surprising, considering how hot it can get there.
 
2014-03-02 10:05:59 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I have trouble believing such a beautiful place can exist in this world.


It's not too shabby:

drewblood.com
 
2014-03-02 10:28:10 PM
Here's a map showing actual strikes from cloud to ground:

images.tbd.com
 
2014-03-02 10:28:33 PM
i.lv3.hbo.com

Read the headline in his voice...
 
2014-03-02 10:31:05 PM
Montana is a terrible place, and you should all stay as far away as possible.
 
2014-03-02 10:33:17 PM

wiredroach: God-is-a-Taco: I have trouble believing such a beautiful place can exist in this world.

It's not too shabby:

[drewblood.com image 850x560]


No, it's awful. Whatever you do, don't come to Montana. <shudder>
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-02 10:34:50 PM
Hannah Montana can control lightning?
 
2014-03-02 10:37:12 PM
I mean, just look how run-down the place is:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-02 10:40:30 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Montana is a terrible place, and you should all stay as far away as possible.


^ It's horrible there. Full of misplaced Californians.
 
2014-03-02 10:40:34 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: It's a little known fact that dental floss repels lightning.


Dental Floss Tycoon?
 
2014-03-02 10:46:09 PM
I've been in 43 states.

Montana is the best one.
 
2014-03-02 10:49:44 PM

jmr61: I've been in 43 states.



Let's see... I've been in the states of inebriation, undress, confusion, shock, disrepair, the union, and a whole bunch I either can't or won't recount.

/good times
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-02 10:51:10 PM
Pinellas County FL. Lightning capital of the world.
 
2014-03-02 10:53:46 PM
I shot this right after an intense lightning storm between Helena and Great Falls.

img.fark.net

As you can see, it's completely ruined.
 
2014-03-02 10:57:19 PM
What a shiathole.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-02 11:12:06 PM
They named a state after a quarterback? What's next, the Commonwealth of Favre? North Brady? New Elway? And yes, the capitol of Peyton is Omaha.
 
2014-03-02 11:13:05 PM

harryhardhat: There is no lightening in canada?


Every morning at daybreak.
 
2014-03-02 11:18:48 PM
static.nfl.com

You'd think having 4 Super Bowl trophies would make him more of a lighting rod. :/
 
Sio
2014-03-02 11:27:53 PM

orangehat: I was a bit surprised last week when we had lightning, hail and then snow...I'm not sure if the weather people predicted that or not but in real time my phone and every weather website I saw just said it was "cloudy."


Welcome to Colorado... :)
 
2014-03-02 11:46:55 PM

Sio: orangehat: I was a bit surprised last week when we had lightning, hail and then snow...I'm not sure if the weather people predicted that or not but in real time my phone and every weather website I saw just said it was "cloudy."

Welcome to Colorado... :)


I've been here for some time, I've seen the lightning and snow before...just not in February.  I thought maybe someone was carrying something heavy and dropped it.  After 3 more I went to check out what was going on...I've got loud neighbors so I figured it was people making the noise.
 
2014-03-02 11:53:38 PM

Marcellinus: Fuggin Bizzy: Montana is a terrible place, and you should all stay as far away as possible.

^ It's horrible there. Full of misplaced Californians.


That seems to be a common theme with some "flyover" states. Californians farked up their own state, raised the cost of living, taxes, added mounts of onerous rules. And then when faced with the truth of what they did, they decide to move...and start it all over in another state. Moving out of California is fine, but please leave your California ways with you. We don't don't want your taxes, programs, gun bans or high prices. If you do, stay in Cali.
 
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