Sableagle wrote:orthogon wrote:Sableagle wrote:Ohm y God. Okay, fine. Let's amp up the puns.
Current puns? Mmmm...
Another thing everybody knows about lightning is that it doesn't strike twice in the same place. So that helps a bit by telling you where it isn't. (Actually I think we're back to the nonblack nonravens, aren't we?)
Between the "giant ball rolling over the landscape" model for where it can hit and the videos of thunderstorms from space, that can't be true over any long time period. Maybe it's true within millisecond time frames.
Yes, it's odd that it even became a meme, since there must be church steeples and other pointy and tall structures that have been hit over and over again. Perhaps it's more of a comment on the nature of the real numbers: no two physical quantities are ever exactly identical. (Of course, quantum mechanics blows that idea out of the water).