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By: plapman , 12:06 PM GMT on August 30, 2014

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August 30 1980
Lightning struck a Scarborough, ON, man while he stood in front of his basement apartment kitchen sink. The electricity travelled through his feet and hands. A bright flash in the sink hurled him 1 m into the air, but the only thing damaged was his watch, stopping at 11:50 AM. The victim received a nasty shock, felt dizzy, but was unhurt.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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4. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:07 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
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3. Thoughtsteader
5:17 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
My gosh! Look at that clear radar and blue sky. I hope you're out and about.

That's an amazing lightning story. The fishermen were talking on the radio this morning about a bad lightning storm a couple of weeks ago. One fellow watched a bolt hit in front of his boat. He learned his lesson about staying at the dock when there's lightning around.
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2. GardenGrrl
2:21 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
Oh, guess they didn't ground the plumbing. Your sky looks pretty from the basement window there.
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1. Ylee
1:10 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
Good morning, Tony! Looks like you have a nice day on tap! We're supposed to get some rain, so hopefully it'll keep our heat index under 100! :' )

Have a good day!
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