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Lightning strikes same place twice « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Lightning strikes same place twice

Friday, February 21st, 2003 - 11:49 am PST

Flying in the face of a the conventional wisdom that has been widely accepted for hundreds of years, scientists today revealed that lightning can and does strike the same place twice. In fact, there is one place that scientists now believe is struck by lightning up to ten times every single second, or up to 8.6 million times per day. That place is called Earth. “This new discovery,” noted Dr. Edsel Montgomery, “may change the whole way in which we think about the concept of ‘place’.”