August 19, 2005
Safety Advice of the Moment
Understand that you don't have to be in the heart of the storm to be in danger. The fact is that a bolt of lightning, which is five times hotter than the sun's surface, can strike as far as 10 miles away from where a storm is situated.
Don't underestimate the strength of lightning. One bolt is strong enough to illuminate a 100-watt lightbulb for three months.
--eHow on How to Protect Yourself From Lightning...forget understimating the strength of lightning, now I'm worried I've been underestimating the strength of a 100-watt lightbulb!