Did You Know: The Earth is Struck by Lightning Over 100 Times Every Second

lightning-over-water_270_600x450While this statistic refers to global lightning strikes, it only counts lightning that contacts the ground!

During any given minute, there are more than a thousand thunderstorms around the Earth causing more than 6,000 flashes of lightning.

Most of it goes from cloud-to-cloud.  In Canada, on average, 7 people will die and 60 more will be injured every year from lightning.

Men are struck by lightning 4 times more often than women – Why do you suppose that is?

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