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Shocking Facts About Lightning

We hope you get a charge out of this week’s electrifying facts.

It is estimated that Earth as a whole is struck by an average of more than a hundred lightning bolts every second.

A lightning bolt can be over five miles long.

A typical bolt of lightning is no more than an inch in diameter.

A lightning bolt can raise the temperature of the air by as much as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightening typically travels at one-third the speed of light.

The energy contained in a single lightning strike can power a 100 Watt light bulb for 90 days.

The odds of becoming a lightning victim in the U.S. in any one year is 1 in 700,000.

The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.

Posted By:Admin May 27, 2011

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