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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2010, 11:58:44 PM »

I'll be the last guy to tell you I know anything about electricity, but I will throw out the idea that maybe the power lines are better grounded for such circumstances, while the statue was not. And actually the fact that the power lines are nearby would actually cause more highly charged electrons to be in the area and following the path of least resistance used the hands of Jesus as a lightning rod.

If only there were a picture of the lightning striking his hands.

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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2010, 07:51:40 AM »

I find the whole incident amusing.  I'm sure the church parishioners don't however.

I'm also surprised that there wasn't some type of conductive-to-earth lightening protection on the highest point of the effigy.  You never know where lightening will strike but remember, a lightening bolt don't come from the sky down, it comes from the ground up.

Science lesson for today.............. ;D
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2010, 11:13:58 PM »

A cloud to ground lightning strike begins with a very faint negatively charged channel (called a stepped leader) emerging from the bottom of the storm cloud. As it heads toward the ground, the electrons within that channel branch out in many directions in steps of about 50 meters (160 feet)in length.

On the ground, positive charges begin building up below the stepped leader and since opposite charges attract each other, these positive charges begin heading up to meet the negative stepped leader.

When they connect to each other, a channel is established and more electrons begin flowing downward.

Next a "return stroke" of positive charges flow up this channel and create the bright flash we see as lightning.

All of the above takes place in just one millionth of a second. The channel carries a tremendously strong electric potential of about 100 million volts.
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2010, 11:37:01 PM »

A cloud to ground lightning strike begins with a very faint negatively charged channel (called a stepped leader) emerging from the bottom of the storm cloud. As it heads toward the ground, the electrons within that channel branch out in many directions in steps of about 50 meters (160 feet)in length.

On the ground, positive charges begin building up below the stepped leader and since opposite charges attract each other, these positive charges begin heading up to meet the negative stepped leader.

When they connect to each other, a channel is established and more electrons begin flowing downward.

Next a "return stroke" of positive charges flow up this channel and create the bright flash we see as lightning.

All of the above takes place in just one millionth of a second. The channel carries a tremendously strong electric potential of about 100 million volts.

\Now I know how Dracula was created. ;D
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2010, 11:07:11 PM »

100 million volts...now that would bring just about anything to life.

                        :o :o :o
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2011, 07:05:18 PM »

Dragging out an old thread...

Here's a photo of the scene after the fire and it's all cleaned up.

The pond looks a little lower :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2011, 08:18:59 PM »

They must rebuild him, bigger, faster, stronger....
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2011, 08:59:49 PM »

They must rebuild him, bigger, faster, stronger....
That's probly about the right amount to rebuild that sucker. Aren't you too young to even know that phrase? Wasn't it better, faster, stronger?
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2011, 09:13:45 PM »

That's probly about the right amount to rebuild that sucker. Aren't you too young to even know that phrase? Wasn't it better, faster, stronger?

Yes that is the line, but I changed it to bigger, since it was a giant statue.

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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2011, 09:28:21 PM »

They must rebuild him, bigger, faster, stronger....

and, out of stainless steel.
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2011, 09:13:38 AM »

They must rebuild him, bigger, faster, stronger....

Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.  Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster...
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2011, 08:13:40 PM »

........and on top of that, he got to do Farrah Fawcett on a regular basis for a while.
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2011, 08:27:19 PM »

Off topic, Fuzz. TOS?
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2011, 08:29:04 PM »

 
Off topic, Fuzz. TOS?

Nah, it's on topic.... this is a jesus thread, and he's bringing up sinning.   ;D
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Re: Big butter jesus destroyed by fire.
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2011, 08:33:41 PM »

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