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On average, 73 people are killed each year by lightning in the U.S. About nine are killed in Florida on average each year.
Florida tops the national list for lightning deaths with 468 deaths between 1959 and 2013. No other state even comes close.
Since 2006, 64 percent of lightning deaths nationwide (238) occurred when people were participating in leisure activities such as fishing, camping, boating, soccer and golf.
originally posted by: Signals
I opened this thread with the mild excitement of some type of code phrase, based on the title.
Disappointed, I will still respond with
The rooster is in the henhouse, I repeat, the rooster is in the henhouse.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: network dude
In Australia you quite often see bogans walking down the street with a great white on a leash because dogs are so last century, in fact you're not an Aussie unless you have a mullet, tatts, a ute and a white pointa.
Sharks are just misunderstood carnivores with a jaw that can crush steel.
The attack happened in Neptune Beach at approximately 3 p.m. local time. Police said the 13-year-old was standing in approximately two feet of water when he was bitten by the 6-foot-long shark.
"All you see is just blood, dripping and dripping out for about 50 feet," DeMark said.
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed as being in stable condition.
The attack occurred approximately eight miles south of where an 11-year-old girl was bitten by a shark on her back, arm and hand last weekend.
"Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn't able to do that," Parker told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Police said the women were swimming in waist-deep water, while paramedics reported they were wading in knee-deep water when the crocodile struck. Warren Enstch, who represents the area in the Australian Parliament, said the beach was beside a creek where tourism operators run crocodile-spotting tours. Enstch said the two tourists had to have seen plentiful crocodile warning signs in the region.
"You can't legislate against human stupidity," Entsch said. "If you go in swimming at 10 o'clock at night, you're going to get consumed."
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: BrokedownChevy
Nor am I aluminum...
Sharks stay in the ocean, I'll stay on the beach. We'll both be happy.
originally posted by: seagull
I hope you realize I know that...
...it's fake. I know bad CGI when I see it.
Took me forever to find that vid... You tube and I are not compatible. Takes forever to find stuff.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Miracula2
I'm still waiting for the day the in-laws ask why we don't just fly, so I can tell them I can't because I am too afraid of sharks. They won't accept the real reason - that the pressure changes from landing mess up my ears and sinuses and trigger some nasty headache action. It can be agonizing and then I pay for it all the next day.
I think they'd accept the shark one though, especially with my previously posted video proof of giant, flying sharks.