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Lightning kills 31 Danish cows
A lightning strike killed 31 cows sheltering under a tree in Jutland in south-western Denmark setting a gruesome world record.
The Danish insurers association said it was the largest number of reported deaths of farm animals from a single bolt of lightning.
The agency quoted the Guinness World Records in London as saying the toll was highest number of farm animals in such an incident.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Several Middle Eastern radical groups have claimed responsibilty for the killings...
Originally posted by Hellmutt
You better unplug your computer-equipment from the wall.
Stop Meteorological Bovine Electrocution Now!
Twenty-four head of cattle were struck and killed by lightning while standing under a tree. Lightning in West plains also caused power outages and one minor fire to a roof.
A rancher discovered six head of cattle killed by lightning.
July 16, 1997: Around 2 pm in Henry County, a 42 year old man in his yard was struck and killed by lightning. Lightning also killed 19 cattle at a farm. www.erh.noaa.gov...
In addition to human deaths and injures, 20 head of cattle were killed and over 100 head of domestic animals were injured.
Thirty-five cattle were destroyed in Edmonson and Barren counties in June of 1969, and 22 calves were lost when lightning started a barn fire in Hart County during 1990. kyclim.wku.edu...
Ground current is one reason horses and cattle are especially susceptible. Because they are four-footed, livestock are killed by "step voltage," which occurs when lightning's ground current radiates out from a struck object. While ground current only affects the feet and legs of a standing person, it is a common cause of death among horses and cattle whose vital organs are in the current path. www.horses-and-horse-information.com...
Originally posted by Der Kapitan
Islamic extremists? I don't think so. This obviously another attempt to cause panic by the Moosad.