Lightning can strike the Empire State Building as many times as it wants. But when it comes to human tissues and organs, we can't be so cavalier with our safety. The effects of lightning strikes can be deadly -- or at least blow you right out of your shoes. Test your thunderstorm smarts. Are you the most likely to survive?
Which natural disaster causes the most deaths on average in the U.S.?
A bolt of lightning can reach how many volts?
How hot can lightning bolts be?
1 million degrees F
54,000 degrees F
450 degrees F
About how many thunderstorms are taking place on the planet right now as you read this?
What is heat lightning?
lightning that's much hotter than average
lightning that's a mirage
lightning from a thunderstorm too far away to be heard
How far from rain can lightning strike?
At what time of day do most lightning strikes occur?
How fast does the sound of thunder travel?
1 mile per 5 seconds
1 mile per 30 seconds
1 mile per minute
Which of these is NOT part of a boat's lightning protection system?
According to Pliny, what sea creature couldn't be harmed by lightning?
The National Weather Service recommends you stay inside how long after the last thunder clap?
Most U.S. lightning casualties occur in what state?
Which of these statements about positive lightning is NOT true?
It's less dangerous than negative lightning.
It has a stronger electrical field than negative lightning.
Its flash duration is greater than that of negative lightning.
Which of these is an example of side flash?
when lightning hits you directly
when lightning hits a tree and then jumps to you
when lightning hits a tree that you're touching and travels through your hand
What percentage of lightning victims die immediately?
What phenomenon protects you from lightning when you're in a car?
What is the study of pathology of lightning in the body?
Which of these things do you NOT do during the lightning crouch?
cover your ears
The top of a tower of thunderclouds might be shaped like what?
Is lightning always attracted to the tallest object around?
Lightning is always attracted to the tallest object around.
Lightning is always attracted to the shortest object around.