Lightning Strikes the Same Place All the Time
It’s a little tough to understand where this myth got started—maybe it’s based on how it’s fairly unusual to be hit by lightning even once in most places—and harder to understand how it persists in a world full of skyscrapers, antennas, and lightning rods. While it would certainly be weird for a random flat patch of ground to receive multiple strikes, it’s not only possible but probable that objects that are tall and/or conductive enough get zapped all the time. The Empire State Building alone receives around 100 strikes each year, and skyscraper hotels with penthouse pools typically close them during thunderstorms. Believe me, it can be a real bummer when your indoor pool gets closed due to bad weather.
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