There is an old axiom, which states that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’.
Where this expression comes from is hard to determine, although it is quite safe to state that it is wrong.
Why is it wrong?
Ask the Blackpool Tower.
Home of the iconic Tower Ballroom this 19th century structure has been hit more than once. The most significant strike happened as recently as July 2016.
So if such iconic buildings can be struck, repeatedly as it turns out why don’t we hear more about it in the news?
The simple response is that they have well designed and maintained lightning protection systems.