28 May 2008

JHB - City of Lightning

Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity. which typically occurs during thunderstorms. In atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 60,000 m/s, and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F), hot enough to fuse soil or sand into glass channels. There are over 16 million lighting storms every year.

For those of you staying in JHB - we all know that we don't have a shortage of lightning (in fact I find lightning very intriguing)

Lets just hope you never have to experience it going through your body ...

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