Lightning is a massive random atmospheric electrostatic discharge due to massive unbalanced electric charge buildup in the atmosphere. Lightning can be either cloud to cloud or cloud to ground and is accompanied by the loud sound of thunder. Some lightning strikes have caused either numerous fatalities or great damage. The following is a partial list:
In 1660, lightning struck the gunpowder magazine at Osaka Castle, Japan; the resultant explosion set the castle on fire. In 1665, lightning struck the main tower of the castle and it burned down to the foundation.
A particularly deadly lightning incident occurred in Brescia, Italy in 1769. Lightning struck the Church of St. Nazaire, igniting the 90 tonnes of gunpowder in its vaults; the resulting explosion killed 3000 people and destroyed a sixth of the city.
1902: A lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top.
December 8, 1963: Pan Am Flight 214 crashed as result of a lightning strike, killing all 81 people on board.
November 14, 1969: Apollo 12 Thirty-six-and-a-half seconds after lift-off, the vehicle triggered a lightning discharge through itself and down to the earth through the Saturn V's ionized plume. However, the Saturn V continued to fly correctly; the strikes had not affected the Saturn V's Instrument Unit.
July 12, 1970, the central mast of the Orlunda radio transmitter collapsed after a lightning strike destroyed its basement insulator.
December 24, 1971: LANSA Flight 508 crashed as a result of lightning in Peru, with 91 people killed.
November 2, 1994, lightning struck fuel tanks in Dronka, Egypt and caused 469 fatalities.
If you’re not sure what live wallpapers are, they're a type of application that works on a mobile device using the Android operating system (like your device!). The application works as a wallpaper – providing the background image for the home screen—but also works as a conventional application since it can provide user-interaction with the touch screen (allowing the image to change dynamically, for example) and access other hardware and software features within the device (accelerometer, GPS, network access, etc.).
**Multiple backgrounds!** Switch up the background as often or as little as you like with user-configurable options.
**Power saving features!** This app uses much less power than typical live wallpapers. It will take a bit more power to operate than a normal wallpaper, but much, much less battery power than the average live wallpaper.
**Super easy to use!** Upon install the app will bring up the options menu and then immediately let you set the wallpaper. No hassle and easy to use!
**Translated to 35 languages!** Do you really, really want to learn Russian? We didn’t think so, but it’s available just in case, in any language your phone can display!
Please note that live wallpapers can’t be set automatically. We’ll bring you to the setup screen where you’ll select the live wallpaper. We’d love to do it automatically but Android doesn’t allow it. Maybe some day.
No lightning struck during the making of this app. Select text from Wikipedia, which does not endorse this product. Licensed under the creative commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Text at wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Wallpaper and wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning.
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