NEW YORK (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach.
This story originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition here.There’s nothing inherently upward about North. Some early Egyptian maps put South on top, while in medieval Europe, Christian cartographers tended to give that distinction to the East, since you had to turn that way to face Jerusalem. Others placed East on top because of the rising sun (that’s why we orient ourselves). And early American settlers sometimes used maps with West on top, because that was the direction they were often heading.If anyon