It's all ok because you are on vacation!!
Comedy duo Rhett and Link have the best new song of the summer with their ode to vacations.
So far this year, there have been seven lightning deaths in the U.S., including a 32-year-old man found lifeless under a tree Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last year, there were 23 lightning deaths in the U.S., a record low in a nation where the 30-year average is 51 deaths a year. Here are the most common myths about lightning strikes and safety:
1. Golfers are most at risk of getting hit. Not true. Among the 261 people killed by lightning between 2006 and 2013, fishermen accounted for more than three times as many fatalities as golfers — and camping and boating each chalked up almost twice as many deaths as golf.
2. The "30/30 rule" can keep you safe. It’s been years since experts relied on the 30/30 rule, which went like this: If it takes less than 30 seconds to hear thunder after seeing a lightning flash, lightning is close enough to pose a threat, go indoors. And, after the storm ends, wait 30 minutes before resuming outdoor activities. Instead, the new advice is just to go inside either a substantial shelter or a hard-topped metal vehicle at the first sound of thunder, Jensenius said. Once there, experts still recommend waiting a half-hour before going back outside. “The general rule that we use is that if you can hear thunder, you’re within striking distance of the storm and you need to go inside right away,” he said.
3. If you’re caught outside, assume the "lightning squat." “The idea was to squat down low with your two feet together,” Jensenius said. “Some had you putting your hands over your head or your ears, basically to get yourself into a ball.” But that’s also wrong. People are endangered as much by ground lighting as they are by a direct strike. For instance, lightning can hit a tree and then spread along the surface of the earth, Jensenius said. If you’re crouching on the ground, you’re likely to get hit. Again, the best advice is to head to shelter at the first sign of a storm.
4. Just go ahead with your plans during a lightning storm. The biggest mistake most people make is not being willing to cancel or postpone activities when dangerous weather crops up, Jensenius said. Men, who make up more than 80 percent of lightning fatalities, are notoriously unwilling to postpone a hike or head back to shore on a fishing trip, he noted. But that stubbornness may be a deadly decision.
5. You’ll hear a storm in time to get to safety. People are able to hear thunder from about 10 miles away, Jensenius said. But any number of factors can interfere with the warning. “In many cases you can’t hear it that far because of background noise,” he said. “You won’t hear it if you’re near a highway or in a crowd at a fair or a ball game. And if the wind is blowing, it would muffle the sound.” Bottom line: Don’t take chances with lightning. The odds of being struck may be one in a million in a given year and one in 10,000 over a lifetime, but it’s better not to be that one. First published June 20th 2014, 5:56 am
Fri May 9, 2014.(courtesy Richmond.com)
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On Sunday 07/13/14..
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MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy and Planes: Fire and Rescue
SEX TAPE (Comedy)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When their sex tape leaks, a couple struggle to get it back.
WHO'S IN IT? Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Jack Black
- Directed by Jake Kasdan, the son of famed writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.
- Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz also played a couple in Bad Teacher, which was also directed by Jake Kasdan.
- Sex Tape features Diaz's first nude scene, and according to her, you see "everything."
THE PURGE: ANARCHY (Horror/Thriller) WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In this sequel to the 2013 horror flick, another family tries to survive the purge, when all crime is legal. WHO'S IN IT? Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez TRIVIA: •It's a sequel to last year's surprise hit The Purge. •The original earned $65.5 million on a $3 million budget. •Both films were directed by James DeMonaco, who's written three movies starring Ethan Hawke: The Purge, Staten Island and Assault on Precinct 13.
PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (Animated) WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Dane Cook, Regina King TRIVIA: •It's a sequel to the 2013 film Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise. •The filmmakers researched the world of air-attack teams and smokejumpers by working with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. •Nearly a year of research was done before work was started on the story. •Brad Paisley wrote and performed a song titled "All In" for the film.
Mick Jagger has posted on his website the trailer to Get on Up, the movie on the life of James Brown he co-produced. It opens in theaters on August 1st.