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5 facts tagged with Lightning Facts
During his lifetime, a man named Walter Summerford was struck by lightning three times. After his death, his gravestone was also struck.
In 1980, a 62-year-old man with impaired vision and hearing got struck by lightning and when he woke up the next day, he could see and hear!
There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.
There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!
The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.