Myths and Facts about Lightning

As most people will admit, the aerial dancing display of electricity during a storm is one of the most-breathtaking moments in a person’s life. That jittery break in the night sky, the flash of luminescence, the jagged and ultra-fast movements of the bolt of light and then the loud, rumbling thunder…truly one of nature’s wondrous spectacles. If it conjures so many feelings and stories to us, imagine how the ancients felt when they viewed it. Many legends and myths arose from lightning, and even with today’s scientific knowledge, there are still many myths about lightning, although of a different kind. Here are some of the most prevalent myths and facts about lightning.

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