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Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Test Your Lightning Knowledge!

Test Your Lightning Knowledge!

Think you’re weather wise? Test your knowledge now with Farmers’ Almanac’s Lightning Quiz.

How long can a single lightning bolt be?

How many people, on average, are killed by lightning each year in the United States?

True or False? Wearing rubber shoes can protect you from being struck by lightning.

True of False? A lightning strike victim is safe to touch.

True or False? Lightning can strike even if there are no clouds in the sky.

True or False? Metal attracts lightning.

What is the statistical likelihood that an average American will be struck by lightning during their lifetime?

True or False? You can be struck by lightning if you are using a computer or talking on a corded telephone.

How many seconds separate a lightning flash and the sound of the thunder per mile of distance?

True or False? Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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