Do Surge Protectors Protect Against a Lightning Strike?

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Surge protectors are a common staple in just about every house that has a computer or expensive electrical equipment that needs protecting. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and power ratings, which claim to protect the equipment should a power surge occur. And while that may be the case for smaller variances in the electrical grid, will they really protect equipment from a lightning strike, the grand daddy…
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Incredible Facts About Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird


Lockheed’s SR-71 is one of the most distinguished and recognizable aircraft ever built, and to the pilots who flew her, she was beloved and a joy to fly. The SR-71 went into service for the United States Air Force in 1964 and was retired from service in 1998. Built solely for reconnaissance, it performed thousands of missions throughout the Vietnam conflict and The Cold War with Russia. Capable of speeds…
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Do Lightning Rods Attract Lightning?


Lightning rods have been around since Benjamin Franklin first discovered lightning was made of electricity, and logic would conclude that if one were to position a metal conductive rod at the highest point on a structure, a lightning bolt would strike it, direct the electricity into the ground, thus averting damage to the structure itself. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. As strange as this may sound, metal doesn’t attract lightning….
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The Police Have a Public Relations and Image Problem

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It’s probably safe to say, the police have a public relations problem, and it’s not really their fault. Any large generalized group of subjects will always have a few individuals that fit outside the normal bell-shaped curve. But it’s usually those few that create the image for the whole group, and the others are simply guilty by association. No matter how hard one tries, there will always be a few…
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Give a Man a Fish and He’ll Eat for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish …


A wise Chinese proverb states … Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. It’s supposed to imply that teaching a person to provide for themselves is better than having him rely upon someone else. But in the United States, the proverb doesn’t apply because in order to teach a man to fish, he’ll…
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