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Nationwide Geographic Italia è l. a. rivista che ogni mese racconta le meraviglie del nostro pianeta con reportage esclusivi, fotografie mozzafiato e articoli sempre nuovi e sorprendenti. L’obiettivo è condurre il lettore nei più reconditi segreti della natura, nei misteri della vita animale, tra popolazioni lontane e affascinanti, invitandolo advert apprezzare e a prendersi cura del mondo in cui viviamo.

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And to think that tree was just two months from retirement’ What are the chances? The odds of being hit by lightning aren’t as slim as you think… 1 in 3,000,000 The chance of you getting struck by lightning is one in 3 million. Which, while seeming quite unlikely, did not stop US park ranger Roy Sullivan from being struck a world record seven times during his lifetime. 046 Above the Catatumbo River in Venezuela lightning flashes several times per minute 160 nights of the year. The small village of Kifuka is the most struck place on Earth, with 158 strikes per square kilometre per year.

He initially attributed them to the slow action of rivers, but the more he looked into it, the more unusual landforms he discovered. Among them were piles of gravel some ten storeys high and hills shaped like boat prows. These gargantuan features were best explained by water tearing through the landscape – an unimaginably massive megaflood. The prow-shaped hills pointed in the direction of flow, while the gravel was dropped when the floodwaters receded. Bretz tracked the source of this colossal torrent – possibly the largest flood in history – to 038 the glacial Lake Missoula.

Wind speeds were in excess of 322 kilometres (200 miles) per hour, placing the tornado in the highest category on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale: EF5. Tornadoes of this class cause 050 near-total devastation, levelling multistorey buildings, tearing homes from their very foundations and lifting asphalt from the roads. North America has unique geography, which provides a deadly spawning ground for storms and tornadoes. The Rocky Mountains extend from north to south along the west side of the continent.

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