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10 Scary Side Effects Of Being Struck By Lightning

When lightning strikes it strikes fast... Well, it strikes at the speed of light, so if it's coming for you then you're highly unlikely to succeed in avoiding it. A lightning bolt will course through

When lightning strikes it strikes fast... Well, it strikes at the speed of light, so if it's coming for you then you're highly unlikely to succeed in avoiding it. A lightning bolt will course through the human body in three milliseconds and just like that, your life could be changed forever. There are a number of serious, and shocking ailments that can result in the unfortunate event of being struck by lightning. Just how unfortunate would you need to be, to fall victim to a bolt of lightning strike? It's estimated that the chances of getting stuck by lightning are about one in 6,250 in an 80-year lifespan. These chances increase and decrease depending on place and time, and can be drastically decreased with a little common sense. For instance, common sense would say not to stand on the top of the Empire State Building in New York City in the middle of a thunderstorm. The officials probably wouldn’t let you anyway, as they likely already know that the building gets hit on average 25 times a year. However, sometimes people just find themselves caught in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time during a storm. The death rate caused by lightning in the U.S. exceeds that of hurricanes and tornadoes; it's estimated that around 100 U.S. residents are killed each year by lightning. At any given time there are around 2,000 thunderstorms happening around the world, which produce lightning strikes at a rate of 6,000 per minute. Here are some of the extraordinary things that can happen to you should you ever be struck by lightning:

10 Lichtenberg Scarring

9 Shredded Clothes

8 Blown Off Shoes

7 Heart Failure

6 Brain Damage and Coma

5 Paralysis

4 Ear and Eye Damage

3 Channeling Electric Current

2 Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

1 Death

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