13 Terrific Pictures and Facts Of What the Lightning Bolt Can Do To Your Body If You Survive – Victim Shares His Unbelievable Story

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The odds of getting struck by lightning in any given year are about 1 in 300,000. And even though 9 out of 10 people survive, it leaves a tattoo-like mark, also known as the Lichtenberg figure.

Nexter.org bring you some shocking photos.

The surrounding air heats up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit by a lightning bolt.

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This temperature of it is 5 times more than the temperature of the Sun.

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A lightning bolt contains about 1 billion volts of electricity. It is even hard to imagine what it can do to a human’s body.

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The moment it touches your body, electrical signals that are in charge of your heart, nervous system, and lungs gets short-circuited. This leads to seizures, amnesia, spinal cord damage, and brain injury.

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This huge amount of electricity and light can also damage your eyes, cause cataracts or make holes in the retina.

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Also, it can decrease men’s libido and induce impotence.

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It works almost like a bruise, the electricity from the lightning bolt forces red blood cells out of your capillaries, into your epidermis.

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Winston Kemp was struck by lightning in 2011. Ironically enough, he is an electrician.

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“I went outside to save my pumpkins. After that, I was going back inside”

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“I just know it struck in our neighbor’s backyard, and it was bright and loud. I didn’t feel anything”

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“I just came back inside like nothing was wrong. Umm…my arm was sore. <…> [It was] maybe an hour before I saw the marks”

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“A few hours after it happened it really started to bother me. The next day it was bad. The blisters started forming; they were really big.” And they continued growing for a whole week!

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Did you know that lightning strikes about 25 million times a year only in the United States?! And leaves marks not only on human bodies but also on the ground.

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By the way, Lichtenberg Figures were named after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, the German physicist who originally discovered and studied them.

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13 Terrific Pictures and Facts Of What the Lightning Bolt Can Do To Your Body If You Survive - Victim Shares His Unbelievable Story
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The odds of getting struck by lightning in any given year are about 1 in 300,000. And even though 9 out of 10 people survive, it leaves a tattoo-like mark, also known as the Lichtenberg figure.
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