Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

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Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by BassLine » 08 Mar 2018, 15:57

Very interesting quiz on Lightning.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2016 ... fmredir=ms

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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by BassLine » 08 Mar 2018, 15:58

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Tips on how to be safe in a lightning storm.
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-3 ... rm/9205742
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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by MrChameleon » 08 Mar 2018, 16:01

I answered them all false on principle and scored 8 / 10!
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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by Aussie Mark » 08 Mar 2018, 16:31

5/10 for me

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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by DeadlyErnest » 08 Mar 2018, 19:56

5/10 but the last one was a trick question.

Bet you didn't know this about lightning either.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-08/c ... rt/9524636
A Beaudesert farmer has found six cows lying dead, all in a straight line, after thunderstorms in south-east Queensland.

Derek Shirley said there was not a mark on any of them.

"There was just a storm, it was a pretty severe storm, there were a few cracks of lightning and thunder and then there was one particularly loud one and that's all we heard," he said.

But he did not check the cows until a few days later.

"They were blown up by the time we found them," Mr Shirley said.

"Our first thought was that they had been poisoned, but they don't just lay in a line like that.

"The strike has actually thrown them into the fence, like some of them were through the wires."
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Post by noplanb » 08 Mar 2018, 20:17

Q. What happens in the ground, when lightning strikes a tree?
A. A Fulgurite may form around its roots!
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More here:
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/07/fu ... tning.html
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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by rodl2005 » 09 Mar 2018, 05:36

7/10 but a couple I suspected were wrong as I pressed. Very interesting. I shoulda known better !
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Post by BassLine » 09 Mar 2018, 09:06

I got 7/10, but they were sneaky with the wording. You ARE safe inside a house BUT don't do the dishes or handle electrical equipment.

The cows article above is what led me to this quiz.

I've seen small Fulgurites when playing in sand dunes as a kid. Fascinating stuff.
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Re: Quiz on LIGHTNING. How much do you know?

Post by Petebass » 09 Mar 2018, 09:14

I got 8 but I guessed a couple and had been warned about the sneaky wording.

Has anyone seen the Mythbusters episode where they used a chamber the size of a warehouse to generate artificial lightning? As spectacular as they were, those artificial strikes were still only a fraction of the power of real lightning. It was awesome to watch though!
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