How to Survive a Lightning Strike

Between 2006 and 2012, 127 Americans died from being struck by lightning. Here's how you can avoid joining their ranks.


Top animation borrowed from this footage by Craig Shimala

In the latest installment of MinuteEarth, Henry Reich doles out some helpful tips on keeping your heart, brain, and other organs uncooked during a lightning storm, including my personal favorite: cower on the ground, because nature is bigger and scarier than you.

Somebody please put me down for a Faraday suit. I'd wear that thing all the time – rain or shine.



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But how do I survive if BLACK LIGHTNING strikes?