Lightning Facts

4 facts tagged with Lightning Facts

  • 1
    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!
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!
  • 4
    The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.