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PostSubject: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:25 pm

I would like to share this useful information sent to me by a friend.

An encounter of what might have happened.

It may save your life or others around you also.(especially golfers!)

Don't laugh and do nothing... get out of the area immediately!!

Be aware when in such a situation.

I encountered such a situation in Singapore at Seletar Reservoir Park's Tower during 1988 excursion. When I led a group of Cedar girls visiting there, we climbed up to the top and viewed the stunning panoramic views of the waters
and its adjacent greenery. While we were taking photos, a girl pointed at me and said that Mdm Lim, your hairs are standing up, I looked at all girls, their hairs have the same situation. As a Science Teacher, I could sense an electrical static charge in the area, possibly due to the build up of an impending lightning strike and immediately instructed all to quickly go down asap. I was relieved only after all reached the ground safely and quickly went back by our chartered bus. I will never forget this incident!

In another case, during a tour in China, I encountered this incident at Huang Shan (Yellow Mt). While taking photos, I found that the subjects in the photos had their hair standing straight up. I felt it was strange but they also told me
that my hair was also standing up! Feeling uncomfortable, we quickly went
downhill. Immediately we heard the sound of thunder and then heavy rain...
If you see this phenomenon, quickly run for your lives!

A lady who was admiring the scenery at a nearby garden suddenly felt her hair stood on end; at that time the surrounding tourists found this amusing, and her brother took a photo of her. Five minutes after the brother and sister left, lightning struck, killing one person and injuring seven. If you meet with similar circumstances in future while outdoors, immediately leave the area and look for lower ground, to avoid a tragedy.

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Note: The fact that several people's hair were standing straight up indicates the presence of an electrical static charge in the area possibly due to the build up of an impending lightning strike.

So as soon as you see people's hair standing up, whether static charge or ghosts....run to other lower grounds, preferably not around tall trees, water pools or any place with metal fencing or poles. Do not hold any metals such as metal umbrella handles or walking sticks or worst golf clubs!

You might be strike by the lightning!
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:33 pm

Thanks for the advice
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:44 pm

This is good and practical advice. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:27 pm

That is bad news for bald people.

Many Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:33 pm

Master wrote:
That is bad news for bald people.

Many Thanks.

Huh! How come bad news for bald people only? Lightning is biaised?
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:41 pm

TDO wrote:
Master wrote:
That is bad news for bald people.

Many Thanks.

Huh! How come bad news for bald people only? Lightning is biaised?

got no hair... cant tell..
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:43 pm

Forearm and private hair also considered hair right? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:46 pm

TDO wrote:
Forearm and private hair also considered hair right? Laughing

in case you wear skins and clothes than hard to tell lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:11 pm

Bro Fred, how to tell when all my flight mates had their golf caps on leh????
scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:14 pm

Tituman wrote:
Bro Fred, how to tell when all my flight mates had their golf caps on leh????
scratch

titu

That's why it's important to always someone who wears Visor in the flight.

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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Gd info. Thanks. Guess dont use cap is safer??
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:29 pm

costajos wrote:
TDO wrote:
Forearm and private hair also considered hair right? Laughing

in case you wear skins and clothes than hard to tell lol!

Then you're in trouble. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:30 pm

kg7068 wrote:
Gd info. Thanks. Guess dont use cap is safer??

Then you will suffer from the UV exposure.

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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:30 pm

Tituman wrote:
Bro Fred, how to tell when all my flight mates had their golf caps on leh????
scratch

titu

Good question. Rotate among your flight mates alternative holes for one not to wear cap. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:58 pm

TDO wrote:
Tituman wrote:
Bro Fred, how to tell when all my flight mates had their golf caps on leh????
scratch

titu

Good question. Rotate among your flight mates alternative holes for one not to wear cap. Laughing

get fury caps.... maybe that will help
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Thks TDO, more facts about lightning.... Interesting read...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/0623_040623_lightningfacts_2.html
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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:51 am

this is the only fact about lightning.

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PostSubject: Re: Beware the Lightning - Too Close Encounter For Comfort   Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:37 am

Master wrote:
this is the only fact about lightning.


Whahaha..... Razz Razz
This...u oso can think of! cyclops
Salute u Master of e fleet! Laughing
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