Random FAQOakland Art
Latest FAQ View All Facts View Images View Maps
Search Thru Facts

St. Elmo's Fire

Welcome to randomFAQ! Our Random Fact generator will add another random fact or frequently asked question from our massive database every day. Using the HTML code provided on the right side of each page, you can display a specific or random FAQ, or the latest fact of the day, on your website, blog, or MySpace profile. Just choose which fact to display, and any color to match your site. Please enjoy the unlimited use of this free service!

Fact of the Day  


More Information  

St. Elmo's Fire or ball lightning is an illuminated ball of electrical discharge. Humans have historically seen this natural phenomenon as a sign from something supernatural; hence the name St. Elmo's Fire. St. Elmo originally comes from St. Erasmus and was associated with sea faring sailors. This is because ball lightning is often seen on sea vessels and airplanes.
Florescent lightning and neon signage use this technology. When a gas is exposed to electric current it ignites and glows. This happens in storms when pockets of gas become isolated and are then struck by lightning.
St. Elmo's Fire means there is a violent storm apparent or acomming, not a divine sign. [source]


Fact of the Day, "Blue-Eyed Family"

Random Facts:

View All Facts

View Images

View Maps


Get randomFAQs on your page!
Choose your options and copy and paste the code generated below onto your website, blog, or MySpace profile:
Random FAQ
Display Fact  
Random FAQ
Color    pick | random ]
Random FAQ

Oakland Art

Random FAQComments or Suggestions?
Random FAQIf you have any questions, comments, or
Random FAQsuggestions, please direct them to John at:


Spread the word. Print these promotional flyers and pass them around or hang them up:

Copyright © 1999 - 2019 Pittsburgh Web Design by Websomniac, Corp. All rights reserved.