OSLO, Norway – Trying to sleep through a storm wasn’t easy for a Norwegian couple, especially since their cast-iron double bed took a direct hit from a lightning bolt that lit up the bedroom.
Idar Roenningen and companion Charlotte Amundsen, both 28, were kept awake by thunder late Friday night at their country home outside Porsgrunn, 60 miles southwest of the capital, Oslo. So, Roenningen unplugged some appliances.
Shortly after returning to bed, the room flared “like 10 welder’s torches” and then everything went dark, Roenningen said.
Smoke from charred electrical sockets traced through the room.
Pillows apparently insulated the couple from the iron bed frame. They were not injured, but they chose to spend the rest of the night on the sofa.
“I think I’m more afraid of lightning now than I’ll ever be,” Roenningen told The Associated Press.
Their 5-year-old son, Jonathan, normally liked to sneak into bed with the couple, but he was away for a holiday break.
I just saw the Pirates of the Carribean today and loved it! It is certinaly the supprise hit of the summer and in my top 2 list for the year. And it kept me entertained during its longer than usual length. It certainly is a Disney movie, and I was pleasantly supprised that the Disney executives did not interfere or muck with the movie too much (there was little swearing but still a lot of violence).
I saw The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen today and was very dissapointed. Here is Hollywood makes a movie: steal characters from stories and alter them, put them together, and make sure that you ignore any technological timeline for when items were created and used.
It also used far too much of the Generation-X, too fast spliced, visual blender of a story-telling that always detracts from a movie rather than enhances it.
I saw Terminator 3 last Sunday.
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I saw the Hulk last Saturday and was very dissapointed. Watching Jennifer Connelly was not worth the $5. The Hulk’s struggle to hold his inner rage was portrayed well. The split screens were very annoying. I thought that they were a feeble attempt at a comic book visual format. The science was really bad. Spoilers follow…
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