Lightning Facts РShocking Facts about Lightning: Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. Here are the interesting facts about the Lightning:

Lightning Facts:

  • Men are struck by lightning five times more often than women.

Lightning Facts - Shocking Facts about Lightning

  • You’re more likely to get punched by lightning in Texas than find in-person voter fraud.
  • There is a persistent storm at the Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lightning storms occur for around 10 hours a night, 140 to 160 nights per year, for a total of around 1.2 million lightning discharges a year.
  • The Statue of Liberty is estimated to be hit by about 600 bolts of lightning every year.

Lightning Facts - Shocking Facts about Lightning

  • A bolt of Lightning is five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

Disaster Caused by Lightning:

  • In 1939, 835 sheep were killed by one single lightning strike in Utah.
  • In 1902, a lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top.

Lightning Facts - Shocking Facts about Lightning

  • About 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year.
  • A 62-foot Jesus statue built by a megachurch was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire.
  • In 1998, all eleven members of a soccer team in the Africa were killed by lightning while leaving the other team unhurt.

Interesting Facts:

  • A bolt of lightning contains enough power to toast 160,000 pieces of bread.
  • A lightning bolt carries X-ray radiation.
  • African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.
  • Some volcano eruptions are capable of creating powerful electrical charges that can lead to flashes of lightning as large as two miles long.

Lightning Facts - Shocking Facts about Lightning

  • There will be a 50% increase in lightning strikes by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a scientific report.
  • Being hit by lightning causes weird skin patterns called “Lichtenberg figures.”

These are the various Lightning Facts.

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