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‘Fire Ball’ in Thunder Storm Video

In images, nature on October 28, 2012 at 16:40

Rita Krill, 53, of Naples, Fla., got a little more than she bargained for while shooting a severe thunderstorm in her backyard Oct. 5.

“It was about 100 feet from my yard,” Krill said. “I was out there videoing it. My puppy was out there. She usually doesn’t flinch too much at storms. She’s used to it. And then, boom, the lighting struck and you could obviously hear my reaction.”

Krill can’t believe she captured the lightning striking the up-lighting in her next door neighbor’s yard on camera, which blew out the light and caused large electrical sparks.

What she called a “fireball” in the video she uploaded to YouTube that night.

“What’s incredible is what are the chances of this happening just as I was panning that direction?” Krill asked. “My next door neighbor has up-lighting on the trees next door in her yard. It completely decapitated the lighting unit itself. It exploded. The tree wasn’t charred or burned. It just shaved it clean.”

Krill says Naples is the lightning capital of North America, but she’s still fascinated by the thunderstorms because she’s originally from California and not used to that kind of severe weather.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/florida-woman-photographs-fireball-in-thunderstorm/

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99 Year Old Divorces Wife for Affair in 1940. Right

In Family, lifestyle, relationships on April 26, 2012 at 20:25

On the face of it, the decision to divorce the wife may sound unsound and silly.

The man who has a Great Grand child would definitely have thought about his as well.

If he has to decide to go in for Divorce at this age with the prospect of being laughed at,he must have had a strong reason.

I surmise that it is a feeling of having been betrayed by the one with whom he has been together for so long.

I think he is Right.

“The Italian man, identified by lawyers in the case only as Antonio C, was rifling through an old chest of drawers when he made the discovery a few days before Christmas.

Notwithstanding the time that had elapsed since the betrayal, he was so upset that he immediately confronted his wife of 77 years, named as Rosa C, and demanded a divorce.

Guilt-stricken, she reportedly confessed everything but was unable to persuade her husband to reconsider his decision.

She wrote the letters to her lover during a secret affair in the 1940s, according to court papers released in Rome this week.

The couple are now preparing to split, despite the ties they forged over nearly eight decades – they have five children, a dozen grandchildren and one great-grand child.

The discovery of the letters was the final straw for a marriage which had already run into difficulty – 10 years ago the husband briefly left their house in Rome and moved in with one of his sons, only to return a few weeks later.

The Italian press attributed the acrimonious split to the couple’s southern blood – he is originally from Olbia in Sardinia, while his wife was born in Naples.

The couple met during the 1930s when Antonio was posted as a young Carabinieri officer to Naples.

The case appears to set a new record, at least for the age of the oldest protagonist – the previous oldest couple to divorce were Bertie and Jessie Wood, both aged 98, from the UK.

The pair ended their 36-year marriage in 2009 when they were both two years away from their 100th birthdays.

They got married in Elstree, Hertfordshire, in 1972, having both ended previous marriages, before moving to Falmouth, Cornwall four years later.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8982958/99-year-old-divorces-wife-after-he-discovered-1940s-affair.html

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