Shocking Lightning Statistics

July 4, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Not proud of the pun in the title. At all. But it had to be done. Best we all just move on. Anyway Robert T. Gonzalez looked at what the latest lightning death statistics show us:

  • 82% of those killed by lightning are male. There are a host of potential reasons for this which Gonzalez summarizes as “men are idiots”.
  • You’re far more likely to die from lightning while fishing, than while bike riding, camping, and even golfing.
  • Lightning claims the most people in July. And on Saturdays.
  • Those between the ages of 20 and 29 are also most likely to be hit.
  • Of the sports, you’re most likely to get struck by lightning while playing soccer. American football on the other hand is relatively safe – at least as far as lightning strikes go.

Read more over here.

Source: io9

Via: Freakonomics