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See What Lightning Strike Survivors Look Like (Disturbing Photos)

 
The odds of getting struck by lightning in any given year are about 1 in 300,000. And although roughly 90% of those struck survive, the electrical discharge scars some of them with a tattoo-like mark, known as the Lichtenberg figure. But that’s not all.
And although roughly 90% of those struck survive, the electrical discharge scars some of them with a tattoo-like mark


It is known as the Lichtenberg figure



A lightning bolt can heat the surrounding air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (27,760 degrees Celsius)This is five times hotter than the sun



A cloud-to-ground strike cal also contain up to 1 billion volts of electricity




When this amount of energy enters your body, it short-circuits the small electrical signals that run the heart, lungs, and nervous system
 


This can lead to cardiac arrest, seizures, brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amnesia
 

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