Weird Places: The Endless Lightning at Lake Maracaibo

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During peak thunderstorm season, Lake Maracaibo has an average of 28 lightning strikes per minute hit its surface. But why?

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Sources:
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150810-the-most-electric-place-on-earth
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