People Who Survived Getting Struck By Lightning Show What It Does To Your Skin

People Who Survived Getting Struck By Lightning Show What It Does To Your Skin

The odds of being struck by lightning are a staggering 1 in 300,000. You might as well go and play the lottery because your chances of winning are greater. The most amazing thing is the 90% survival rate of those struck by lightning. What is left is a lightning-figured tattoo on their skin known as the Lichtenberg Figure.

The human body is an amazing mechanism considering the fact that it can survive a lightning strike that can reach 50,000 Fahrenheit — a temperature that is 5 times hotter than the sun’s surface. What is left from such a lightning on the human skin are 3rd-degree burns.

Cardiac arrest, seizure, spinal cord and brain injury, and amnesia can all result from such a powerful strike of voltage sent through the whole body.

With the movement of the lightning through the body, the red blood cells are forced out of the capillaries and into the epidermis. The high temperatures evaporate all moisture from the skin. It is not uncommon for the vapor from the skin to come out in an explosion during which clothes and shoes are blown away.

There is only a 1 in 300,000 chance that you can get struck by lightning.

The 90% that survive are left with scars that resemble a lightning tattoo.

This scar is known as the Lichtenberg figure.

No surprise – a single lightning bolt can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is a temperature much hotter than the sun

and having as much as 1 billion volts of electricity.

During this, the heart, brain, spinal cord, and memory can all be affected.

The scars are what they resemble — lightning going through the surface of the skin.

The strike makes the red blood cells leave the capillaries.

When the land is struck by lighting, a similar scar is seen on the grass.

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