Description: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Getting hit by lightning is among the most extreme examples of plain bad luck, or sometimes bad planning. Unfortunately lightening can quite easily strike the same place more than once, and even the same person several times - as a very few survivors have lived to attest.
In England, brewers once blamed lightning for beer going sour in the barrel and farmers blamed it for curdling milk. It was said that swans can only hatch their eggs during thunderstorms, when the hard shells were broken by the sound.
Although it is now common to count the second between a lightning flash and its thunder to judge how far off it is, there was once a superstitious fear that this drew the bolt towards the house.
LIGHTNING HITS A HOUSE
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
and Tom Metcalfe (Website:
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