30 Interesting Lightning Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

30 Interesting lightning facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random lightning facts.

1. During the making of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" the actor who played Jesus was struck by lightning during crucifixion scene.
2. A blind, bald, and near deaf man was struck by lightning and all three conditions were fixed.
3. The spots on the planet with the highest amount of lightning are Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
4. A blind, bald, and near deaf man was struck by lightning and all three conditions were fixed. #Unbelievable
5. During the making of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" the actor who played Jesus was struck by lightning during crucifixion scene.
6. In 1999, two women were burnt down by a lightning strike when the underwire in their bras worked as an electrical conductors.
7. Lightning is hot enough to turn sand into glass
8. If struck directly on sand, the heat of a lightning bolt can turn it into glass!
9. Taking a shower during a lightning storm is not recommended – A lightning strike can be conducted from many miles away through a water pipe.
10. The odds of getting struck by lightning in the U.S. in any given year is 1 in 700, 000, but over a lifetime, they are just 1 in 3, 000.
11. The Empire State building gets hit by lightning about 25 times per year.
12. Early Roman law stipulated that anyone who was killed by lightning would not receive a proper burial.
13. Florida gets struck by lightning more than any other U.S. state.
14. If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28, 000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.
15. You are more likely to be killed by your sofa or a lightning bolt than by a terrorist attack.
16. A man named Walter Summerford was struck by lightning 3 times in his life. After his death, his gravestone was also struck.
17. The Statue of Liberty is estimated to be hit by 600 bolts of lightning every year.
18. Astronauts can see cosmic lightning when they close their eyes in space.
19. Ball lightning is a "ball of fire" that lasts for a few seconds in the sky and is very rare.
20. You are more likely to be struck by lightning while fishing than during any other activity.
21. A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to cook 100, 000 pieces of toast.
22. Lightning strikes the Earth 8.6 million times a day or about 100 times a second.
23. Lightning strikes the Earth 6, 000 times every minute.
24. 9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive.
25. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.
26. Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
27. Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
28. Lightning strikes about 6, 000 times per minute on this planet.
29. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
30. Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
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