7 Amazing Facts About Lightning You May Want To Know

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Most of us fear lightning as kids. Some never got over it. Here are some facts about lightning.


1
Rubber shoes will do nothing to protect one from lightning.

2
Lightning can reach over five miles in length.

3
Talking on the telephone is the leading cause of lightning injuries inside the home.

4
In the U.S., the odds of being struck in a lifetime is 1 in 3,000.

5
Standing under a tall tree is one of the most dangerous places to take shelter from lightning.

6
Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.

7
Direct lightning strikes are usually fatal because lightning contains millions of volts of electricity.