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E&MP 72.116

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Struck by a 3,600,000-volt man-made lightning bolt, this transmission pole is shown being ripped to pieces as the lightning surge cuts its explosive path.

This photograph was made during a demonstration of the explosive "cold" lightning and the newly captured "hot" or burning lightning, in the high voltage laboratory of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company's transformer division at Sharon, Pa.


Original Caption by Science Service

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