Dakota is Charged

Hi, everyone. Dakota Summers here.

We’re halfway through the week of celebrations here on the Catch the Rush blog.

Havin’ fun yet?

I have been. It’s kinda cool meeting some of the other people Lynn’s written about. There are some pretty crazy people out there.

But then again, the fact that I can control electricity isn’t exactly normal, so I better shut up.

I really liked Ashley’s post Monday.

I know a few telepaths, and I can see how hard it would be to get close to anyone. My teammate, Sean, hops into my brain and reads me all the time.

No matter how thick of a mental wall around my thoughts I throw up, he still sneaks in there once in a while.

Drives me nuts, and I’ve kicked his a—er—butt a few times over it. But then he flashes that cute, heart-melting, spine-tingling smile at me, and I forget how mad at him I was.

Okay…easily distracted here. Back to the post.

So, since I can control electricity, I thought it’d be fun to see what you knew about it.

Give these little trivia questions a try:

1.  How many homes can the electricity in one bolt of lighting service?

2.  What was the first lighthouse to use electricity?

3.  How many volts can an electric eel produce in an electric shock?

Any guesses?

Even if you don’t have a guess, still leave a comment so you’re entered in the drawing for the $25.00 gift card.


I’ll tell Lynn to throw your name in again if you head over to Mark of the Heir and leave a comment there!

So, that’s a chance to earn TWO entries into the drawing. . .

Oh, and if you’re curious for the answers, I’ll post them later tonight.

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17 Responses to Dakota is Charged

  1. I know nothing about electricity but cool picture. I love the lighting effect.

  2. ericbt says:

    Too early in the morning for a test…

  3. Totally guessing here…
    #1 – 1000 houses
    #2 – Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in N.C.
    #3 – 50 v.
    Happy Wednesday! 🙂
    Oh, and Dakota, you are uber-cool. But you knew I knew that. 🙂

  4. My ten year old son says an eel can produce 200 v. He’s usually right about that stuff, so I’m believing him :).

    The bolt of lightning–I know it’s something like being able to power the entire city of New York for like 60 years or something completely crazy like that.

    The lighthouse–not a clue.

    I could, of course, look all those answers up….

  5. Dakota says:

    Cassandra–Thanks. Photobucket ROCKS for finding pictures!
    Lori–Okay, Lori braves the early morning hours with some guesses! Nice! I won’t give any answers yet, though…we’ll see if anyone else gives it a try.
    Kat—Really? Ten year old knowing that kinda stuff? Or did he google it? LOL. I’m not telling yet if that’s right 🙂

    So, did y’all go over to Mark of the Heir and leave a comment to get another entry into the drawing???

    I’ll be back later—Dakota.

  6. Terri says:

    I love your name, Dakota, but controlling electricity, that is unusual.

  7. lbdiamond says:

    Hi Dakota! Do you like thunderstorms?

  8. Dakota says:

    Terri–Thanks. Yeah, I’m a weird bird, but finally okay with it…well, for the most part…since it happened a while ago.

    Lbdiamond–I was wondering when someone would ask about that. I do, actually, but, they can get a little tricky for me. I live in the desert to avoid the rain and storms, but they have wicked electrical storms here once in a while, that’s for sure!

  9. Cool post, Dakota!

    I’m not even gonna try and answer those trivia questions, but I do have a question. 🙂

    If you went swimming, would you electrocute yourself? Or can you go swimming–by yourself? It would kinda suck to have bolts of electricity flying out of your fingers 24/7.

  10. Sharon Hamilton says:

    Nice blog!

    Here are the answers to your questions: (drum roll please)

    1. It depends on whether or not the people inside them have special powers, and whether they are holding hands.
    2. I believe it was a Merman-built one in Head Over Heels, a few centuries ago. Judy would know.
    3. Depends on whether or not he’s mating, and how strong his appetite is.

    You can tell how many science classes I had. I was usually in the library.

  11. Lynn, I think it’s awesome that you have your characters speaking on your blog. A long while ago I thought about doing something like that – more in terms of creating Facebook profiles for mine – until I realized how utterly time consuming that would be. It’s awesome that you did that and your characters sound pretty cool. I like the pics you picked out for your blog post this time around too. I assume you drew them yourself? Just kidding. Unless you really did…

  12. Jill says:

    I’m scared of lightning. Maybe that’s why I don’t know any of the answers to the trivia. 🙂 Like the pic!

  13. Dakota says:

    Christian–Good question. I pretty much control when I let my zap out. 🙂 Took a while, though . . . but I’m okay to swim–well NOW I am, anyway. LOL.

    Sharon–AWESOME answers.

    David–HI. Thanks for coming by. Yeah, we have to hound Lynn to let us on her blog…she’s kinda protective of the thing I noticed. . .

    Jill–Glad you like the pic…I’m liking it, too! 🙂

  14. Dakota I would love to meet you! Being able to control electricity sounds like the best ability. I’m new here, so:
    Superpower, ability or “special” power?

  15. Dakota says:

    Okay, I know you’re all DYING to know the answers to the trivia…since so many took a guess…LOL. But, just in case, here are the answers:
    1. How many homes can the electricity in one bolt of lighting service? — 200,000
    2. What was the first lighthouse to use electricity? –Statue of Liberty (1886)
    3. How many volts can an electric eel produce in an electric shock? — 650 volts at one ampere
    I found these fun little questions/answers on: http://www.forteelectric.com/Funfacts.html

    So, did you all get all your possible entries for today? If not, what are you waiting for??? 🙂

  16. ASHLEY says:

    Hey, Dakota. Thanks for the nod on your blog today!

    Yeah, those telepaths. . . . they sneak into your head sometimes, don’t they? My Nicholas has cracked through my mental walls a few times at some not so clean-thinking moments, too!

    OH, and yeah, those questions on your post were HARD!!!!!!!!!!

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