Lightning Facts

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In florida on average, lightning kills 10 and injures 40 people per year.

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No place outside is safe from lightning.

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Lightning moves about 30,000 times faster than a bullet.

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Lightning strikes the United states 20 million times per year.

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Lightning comes up from the earth-as well as down from the cloud-from high vertical features such as chimneys and trees.

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Between 2002 and 2005, lightning caused an annual average of $213 million in property damage.

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The longest known lightning bolt could have reached from Brussels to London.

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The Empire State Building gets hit by lightning about 23 times per year.

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In the 18th century Paris, it was fashionable to wear hats and umbrellas with lightning rods attached.

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African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.

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You're more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas than find in-person voter fraud.

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A lightning bolt carries X-ray radiation.

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