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Old 15.07.2009, 16:28
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Re: Lightning Risk

In the company where I worked in Lancashire there was a farmer's field opposite the office with a couple of trees dotted around. One afternoon we were absent mindedly watching a thunderstorm going on outside when a lightning strike hit one of the trees almost obliterating about a third of it in a shower of sparks and general spectacularness.

The odd thing is that the remaining part of the tree survived and continued to shed and regrow its leaves as if nothing had happened. The bough which had been blown off was left as a charred reminder until the farmer cleared it away the following spring.

The field also regularly hosted a young lady exercising her horse in a very bouncy manner in a very tight lycra vest and leggings so we used to joke that the lightning strike was a warning to all the pervy guys in the office spending too much time dribbling and ogling when they should be working.
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