16 September, 2005
This Reuters article made me chuckle. The poor guy started setting fire to carpets and melting plastic because he wore a nylon jacket over a woollen jumper.
I think the fire service shouldn't have taken his jacket from him. Imagine if Spiderman had been arrested when he first discovered his powers. All this Aussie needed was some training and he could have become Sydney's very own super hero. I can just imagine him foiling a robbery, grabbing the bad guys, rubbing them on his jumper and sticking them to the walls to wait for the police.
I also like the quote from senior lecture in electrical engineering David Godson. Apparently, lightning is caused by clouds rubbing together. Perhaps it only happens between nylon clouds and wool clouds.