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#1    Clecko

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Posted 28 August 2001 - 03:04 AM

Anyone ever seen ball lightning? Freaky isn't it?


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Posted 28 August 2001 - 01:26 PM

I can’t say that I’m one of the supposed 5% of the global population to have witnessed this phenomenon. Anyway, here’s a BBC article explaining the theory of  two New Zealand scientists who believe that ‘ball lightning’ is the result of  burning particles of silicon given off when lightning hits soil. http://news.bbc.co.u...8000/628709.stm

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Posted 22 January 2002 - 12:55 PM

Here's another interesting article about ball lighting..

http://news.bbc.co.u...000/1721473.stm

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 04:48 PM

You too can make ball lightning at home, in your microwave!

What you need is a standard glass christmas tree ornament (the round glass kind).

Put in microwave. Punch in 20 seconds.

Push Start.

Watch a ball - have lightning in it...

OK... so its not ball lightning, but it is cool. :)

~Chris

BTW - This can, and has, blown up microwaves. I'm not talking spectacular explosions of fire as seen in Arnold Schwarzeneggar movies.





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