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These Lightning Strike Survivors Were Nice Enough To Show Us The Beautiful Patterns It Left On Their Skins

by Ayoub Mask

Getting stuck by lightning is something we usually mention ironically, that's usually because the odds of getting struck by lightning are about 1 in 300,000. 

Thankfully, roughly 90% of the people that get struck manage to survive, although, the electrical discharge ends up scaring some of them, the marks left by it usually ends up looking like a light tattoo, commonly referred to as the Lichtenberg figure. Those marks often have the most spectacular patterns that fit so perfectly in these people's bodies. 

The people in the pictures below were nice enough to show us the beautiful patterns that were left in their skins after the lightning strike.

The odds of getting struck by lightning are about 1 in 300,000

The odds of getting struck by lightning are about 1 in 300,000
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Thankfully, roughly 90% of the people that get struck manage to survive

Thankfully, roughly 90% of the people that get struck manage to survive
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It's commonly referred to as the Lichtenberg figure

It's commonly referred to as the Lichtenberg figure

How spectacular

How spectacular
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It's five times hotter than the sun

It's five times hotter than the sun
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Up to 1 billion volts of electricity can be contained in a cloud-to-ground strike

Up to 1 billion volts of electricity can be contained in a cloud-to-ground strike
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This amount of energy manages to short-circuit the small electrical signals that run the heart, lungs and nervous system after entering your body

This amount of energy manages to short-circuit the small electrical signals that run the heart, lungs and nervous system after entering your body
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It can potentially lead to cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amnesia

It can potentially lead to cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amnesia
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The contained blistering heat, light and electricity may end up damaging your eyes

The contained blistering heat, light and electricity may end up damaging your eyes
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It can also, for example, perforate your retina and cause cataracts which is the cloudings of the lenses

It can also, for example, perforate your retina and cause cataracts which is the cloudings of the lenses
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Luckily enough, lighting can induce impotence and generally decrease one's libido

Luckily enough, lighting can induce impotence and generally decrease one's libido
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The United States gets struck by lightning about 25 million times a year

The United States gets struck by lightning about 25 million times a year

And they leave the same patterns on fields of grass

And they leave the same patterns on fields of grass

Golf courses clearly highlight the Lichtenberg figures!

Golf courses clearly highlight the Lichtenberg figures!
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They were named after the German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who was the first to discover and study them

They were named after the German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who was the first to discover and study them

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