Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Lightning Tornado Photo
Here's a great natural photo making the email rounds, with some not so natural stories. The top photo is the original, the bottom is a version I received. Something about the angle of the photographer relative to the storm and the oil derrick didn't seem right, so I went checking. Sure enough Snopes explains this photo has been around for almost two decades, popping up to give appropriate warning for whatever storms have been happening lately. It's another instance of humanity making up the stories it needs.