Tuesday, June 25, 2013

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week: Golfers Versus Fishermen

It's awesome in its beauty and its power.

There's a lot of it.

And it will kill you. According to the National Weather Service there were 238 lightning deaths in the US between 2006 and 2012, and 82% percent of them were of males. Of the total number of victims, 152 were taking part in "leisure activities."

Guess which leisure activity topped the list? Here's a clue.

Yes, 26 fishermen died, followed by campers with 15, boaters with 14, soccer players with 12, and golfers with 8.

I'm afraid the inescapable conclusion is that golfers are smarter than fishermen.

If that bothers you as much as it does me, then let's be more careful out there!

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