This week's episode is remarkable for three reasons:

  1. Jimmy no longer has laryngitis
  2. We cover many popular weather myths
  3. We have a guest!

Not just any guest, mind you: Tiffany Arment! Yes, THE Tiffany Arment! Not just A Tiffany Arment!

We cover all kinds of myths:

  • Does lightning strike the same place more than once? Yes, of course. Sometimes, it strikes the same guy many times (a guy who later committed suicide over unrequited love, a fact unknown to the hosts and their guest at the time of recording).
  • Is it a good idea to hide under an overpass during a tornado? No, it's not, don't do that.
  • Does salt melt ice? It keeps it from forming, but it won't melt it outright. 
  • Are Tiff and Jimmy best friends now? You bet your ass, they are.

There's a lot to cover, so get to listenin'! Stop believing myths! Start believing facts! Don't get hit by lighting seven times!

Show Notes!

Tiffany Arment can be found at:

Top Four podcast

Tiffany Arment photography

Some Famous Hurricanes

Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Gloria

Hurricane Fran

Lighting Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice...

Lighting Strike Scars

Roy Sullivan, park ranger

"He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71 over an unrequited love."

Bummer.

I Haven't the Foggiest Idea...

Myth: Fog “burns off”

Russian Face Heat Solutions and You

Balaclava

Lifehack: Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze

Jimmy's Pipe Burst Story

From the Ombudsman

  • (The word Jimmy meant to use was “petrified”, not “mortified”)
  • There are a gazillion articles about weather myths, many of which have many of the same myths listed. Joel pulled most of the myths featured in the show from here.
  • The closing music for this week wasn't mentioned in the broadcast. It is "Lightning Strikes" by Lou Christie. A very fun song about lighting and how it strikes and strikes again.
  • Image credit: "Leiden Lighting" by Carolina Ödman