The other morning as I sat here on the computer a storm went through. Less than 1/2 block from where I sit I watched lightning hit a tree. The whole thing glowed and fire dropped to the ground in a bright orange array. It was quite the show as I sat here in the dark. When I got to work that day, I pulled out my umbrella to walk across the parking lot and to the door and it struck me as odd… why do umbrellas have a pointy thing on top???? Is it to attract the lightning that I had just watched earlier that morning? Who designed these things anyway????