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    The Shard: London's Lightning Conductor!

    BBC News - Lightning strikes the Shard during London storm

    Wonder what it must have been like to be on the observation deck when this happened.

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    I bet it was quite an electrifying feeling ...

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    That deserves a thunderous applause.

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    Posted that earlier, no idea why the Beeb think it newsworthy. Tall building + lightning = inevitable outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    no idea why the Beeb think it newsworthy.
    <cynicism>Simple, because it happened in London</cynicism>

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    <optimist>Because it's pretty cool?</optimist>

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    Journalists are lazy and not allowed to make stuff up anymore, much, a lot.

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    Western Europe's tallest building gets struck by lightening - #shock #horror

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    Aside from the fact it is a cool picture to see... The building is designed to be stuck with conductors down the outside to pull the energy away from other, populated areas. All tall buildings have this. Bloody physics 101!

    It's like saying 'Speeding car stopped (by braking)'...

    Evidently a slow day in the news

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    I think the BBC and other news agencies posted the pictures because they were cool... nothing more. Lightning can look amazing in photos and that shot of it hitting the Shard is a classic that phtographers have probably been waiting an age to get. It made me think of Ghostbusters for some reason. * wanders off humming *

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    Yeah, it isn't news but let's be honest, it is a pretty cool shot.



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