> 500 sky-to-human strikes a year; ~90% survival rates, but it going to leave a mark. Article on the long-term effects over at Outside Mag's site.
Pointed there by slashdot today. From some of the comments:
A local doctor [wikipedia.org] was struck by lighting and became a concert pianist as a result. You never know what might change your life forever.
All of them become conductors.
It's because they couldn't resist.
They should have stayed ohm that day.
Would have been a chance to catch up with current events.Some mood music, courtesy of MoAM?
Bottom line: don't be a dumbass around lightning storms. The long-term effects of being struck are similar to those from a stroke. You may be taunted by keyboard-weilding monkeys at slashdot. And finally, you may have a decades-old surf rock tune stuck in your head.