Posts Tagged “lightning”
FACT OF THE DAY: When lightning strikes, it prefers men than women. Statistics show that lightning strikes men more often than women, at a rate of 5:1.
FACT OF THE DAY: What is Brontology? It is the scientific study of what causes thunder. Thunder is the result of lightning. The boom or roar of thunder comes from a bolt of lightning quickly heating the air around it. This causes the air to rapidly expand and produce the sound effects.
FACT OF THE DAY: When was the last time you heard of a lightning strike being the direct cause of an airplane crashing? The answer is approximately 1967. Why is that?
Improved technology and engineering. Airplanes are now constructed in a manner that allow the lightning to go through the outside (frame) of the plane and then out without causing damage.
A bolt of lightning is hot. That is a statement that catches no one by surprise. But just how hot is a bolt of lightning? Would you believe 5x hotter than the sun?
A lightning bolt can reach up to 50,000+ degrees Fahrenheit. The surface of the sun comes in at approximately 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now do you believe it?