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Men are struck by lightning 4 times as often by women, probably because they're more likely to be outdoors handling metal objects when a thunderstorm hits. Florida has twice as many lightning casualties as any other state. The greatest number of hits occur on Sundays & Wednesdays, popular days for playing golf. Those afternoon matches are high risk!

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  • NASA
    Human Voltage: what happens when people and lightning converge.

Last updated by Ginger L. on March 14, 2011

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