After discharge: what happens to a man who was struck by lightningPictolic
For a person likely to get struck by lightning in any one year is a chance to 300 thousand. And although 90 percent of people survive after that, their bodies will forever remain a scar from an electric discharge in the form of Lichtenberg figures. But it is far not everything that happens during a lightning strike.
Lightning can heat the surrounding air to 27 760 degrees Celsius — which is five times greater than the temperature of the Sun and contain up to one billion volts. It is terrible to imagine that this amount of energy can do with the human body.
When an electrical charge enters the body, he closes the small electrical signals that control the heart, lungs and nervous system. This can lead to heart failure, seizures, brain damage and spine, amnesia.
A flash of light and electricity can damage the eyes.
For example, can be formed holes in the retina of the eye, cataract is the clouding of the lens.
Men lightning strike can cause impotence.
As the lightning moves through the human body to the surface, she could lead the red blood cells from the capillaries closer to the epidermis. That is, there is a bruise.
And these bruises are formed in the form of the previously mentioned Lichtenberg figures.
From lightning heats any metal on the man, causing third-degree burns.
Instantly evaporates sweat or any other type of liquid on the body. Sometimes a bolt of lightning rips off man's shoes and clothes.
24-year-old electrician Winston Kemp was struck by lightning in 2011.
In the US, the lightning hits 25 million times a year.
On the grass lightning also leaves traces.
Lichtenberg figures are named after the German scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, who first described the electrical shape.