How to Survive a Lightning Strike

Do you know what to do when you’re caught outside in a sudden electrical storm? Knowledge can save your life -but only if you have it ahead of time. This guide to surviving a lightning strike, beginning with this graphic by Ted Slampyak, is one of those things you should read, understand, and file away somewhere in your mind so you can retrieve it if and when the occasion arises. There are more tips about dealing with lightning at The Art of Manliness.  -via Laughing Squid

(Image credit: Ted Slampyak)


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Unfortunately I'm tempted to say half of the stuff here, (i.e. the stuff different from what you probably have seen a million times before by weather services and weather men) might be pretty baseless. For example, if electrical current is already making into the flesh of one foot, it will be much lower resistance to go through your legs to the other foot than to make more passes through your shoes.
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I agree with Ray. By the time you feel your hair stand on end, your body is going to do what it was hardwired to do. Fortunately for me it was to duck, while the lightning hit the fence around the tennis court.
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