Some lucky bastards who survived lightning strikes have shown what it does to your skin
F**k me dead, lightning is one of those forces of nature that you just shouldn’t be playing with. It’s like five times hotter than the sun, it’s full of electricity, it comes down from the sky like the hammer of f**ken Thor. It will straight up f**k your sh*t up. BUT, as with all things, there are always the ‘lucky’ few who come away from that kind of thing with just a few scars…
In the case of those struck by lightning – or at least standing adjacent to something that is – those scars are fully sick. Those who’ve walked away from a lightning strike are often left with gnarly f**ken scar that almost looks like a tattoo. It’s named the Lichtenberg figure after the bloke who first discovered it.
Seriously, have a bloody gander at the dickheads in these photos who’ve quite clearly gone out to brave the storm in their chastity belts, draped in jewellery, and rocking a mint crown.
Apparently, when the electricity of a lightning bolt lays the f**ken smack down, it comes in a temperature that’s five times hotter than the sun. That is some hardcore sh*t. I can hardly deal with the f**ken steering wheel in December. Lightning can get f**ked.
Anyway, that’s not even the worst of it. Lightning plays havoc with the electrical signals your body sends across your nerves and, when it hits you, it leaves a mark. Cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injuries, amnesia and spinal cord damage are only some of the possible consequences. You might end up impotent or blind. You might have your clothes blown off, and you might end up with the fully sick patterning you can see on the drongos in these photos.
Final thought: This is why you do as Mum says and stay off the bloody telephone in an electrical storm. You don’t go and swim in the pool, and you don’t sit out in the titan shed playing with your rod.
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