In florida on average, lightning kills 10 and injures 40 people per year.
No place outside is safe from lightning.
Lightning moves about 30,000 times faster than a bullet.
Lightning strikes the United states 20 million times per year.
Lightning comes up from the earth-as well as down from the cloud-from high vertical features such as chimneys and trees.
Between 2002 and 2005, lightning caused an annual average of $213 million in property damage.
The longest known lightning bolt could have reached from Brussels to London.
The Empire State Building gets hit by lightning about 23 times per year.
In the 18th century Paris, it was fashionable to wear hats and umbrellas with lightning rods attached.
African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.
You're more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas than find in-person voter fraud.
A lightning bolt carries X-ray radiation.