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Did you know that Thunder & Lightning actually cause Air  Pollution ?   When they occur they react with the air around it and actually cause  Nitrogen Dioxide to be formed. This then dissolves in the water vapour  or rain in the atmosphere to form acidic rain! "Lightning never strikes the same place twice"  Fact: Lightning has "favourite" sites that it may hit many times during  one storm. "If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning" Fact: Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as  far as 10 miles away from any rainfall.  "The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you  from being struck by lightning" Fact: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from  lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides  increased protection if you are not touching metal. Although you may  be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a  vehicle than outside. "People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not  be touched" Fact: Lightning-strike victims carry no electrical charge and should be  attended to immediately. "Heat lightning" occurs after very hot summer days and poses no  threat. Fact: What is referred to as "heat lightning" is actually lightning from a  thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction!
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