Lightning Strikes The Burj Dubai Tower
Will and Guy's Favourite Pictures of Lightning
Will and Guy are able to bring you these photographs of lightning hitting the world's tallest tower in March 2009. For as long as half-an-hour lightning hit the tower and the thunder sounded all over the neighbouring areas. It was, we have been informed an unforgettable night! Photos kindly sent to us by Sara Arthur.
Close-up of Lightning Strike
Height: including antenna and spire - 818m [2,684ft]
Lightning Strikes The Burj
See more on the The Burj Dubai Tower
More Detail of the Burj Lightning Strike
Lightning Strikes on Other Buildings
Lightning Strikes the The Capitol Building in Washington
Another Picture of a Lightning Bolt, This Time It Strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
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Newspaper Headline from the Newport Argus
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
In an attempt to capture the lightning strike on film, an oil rig worker inadvertently snapped a picture of a tornado being illuminated by the bolt. Amazing and rather scary. Photo kindly sent by John Reeves
Lighting Strike - Words of Wisdom
Photograph by Chris Kotsiopoulos
This is an image sequence containing 70 lightning shots, taken at Ikaria Island, Greece, during a severe thunderstorm.
Lightning Story - Out of the mouths of....
Louise was a little girl who walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was unsettled and clouds were forming, she took her normal stroll to her primary school ½ a mile away.
As the day passed, the weather became more inclement, the wind whistled stronger and there was some loud thunder and fierce lightning. Louise's mother was concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She herself was afraid of an electrical storm and thought that it might harm her child. Following a massive clap of thunder, lightning rent the sky like a fireball from heaven.
Terrified, Louise's mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. Soon she saw her daughter walking along, but at each flash of lightning, Louise would stop, look up and smile. One followed another, each with the little girl stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling.
Finally, her mother called her over to the car and asked, 'Louise darling, what are you doing?'
Louise answered brightly, 'God keeps taking pictures of me!
A man from the USA suffered shock, cuts and bruises when a lightning strike hit his home on Florida's Gold Coast. Roy Beverley was filling out a lottery ticket at his house in the Gold Coast, where he had lived for 35 years, when it was unexpectedly struck by lightning and burst into flames. The force of the strike caused his windows to blow out, the ceiling of the lounge and kitchen fell through and the front of the building collapsed. The force was such that Mr. Beverley was blown clean out of his seat and thrown across the room.
Later, fire crews pulled him free from the wreck, rescued his family and put out a small fire. Will and Guy do not know if he won the lottery.
- Newspaper Headline -
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge.
Thunderstorms are common during the summer in Serbia we have learned.
Lightning Over Durban, South Africa
A Funny Lightning Story
As Reggie was approaching mid-life physically he was a mess; not only was he going bald, but years of office work had given him a large pot belly.
The last straw came when he asked Maria, a woman co-worker out on a date,
and she all but laughed at him. That does it, Reggie decided. I'm going to
start a whole new regimen.
There he was, all dressed up for the date, looking better than he ever
had. Reggie stood poised to ring the Maria's doorbell, when a bolt of
lightning struck him and knocked him off his feet.
From up above, there came a deep voice, 'Sorry, Reggie, I didn't not recognise you.'
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