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Many victims of lightning strikes die from burns and heart failure, and non-fatal strikes have been known to cause moderate to severe damage to the central nervous system. Man…y victims with neural damage report severe and intractable pain and neuropathy for the rest of their lives.
Answer The heart and the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, etc.). Lightning usually kills because it shorts out the hearts electrical system and damages the he…art muscle.
This question is not very clear. Since a bolt of lightning carries enough energy to cause severe harm or death no matter what part of the body it hits, I don't think it'…s possible to select any one anatomical feature that might be more susceptible than any other. IN ADDITION: The heart and the brain. This is due to the fact that our body works on small electrical impulses. One cell or neuron fires and makes a chain reaction throught the body. Lightning is nothing more than large amounts of volts and ampheres. It takes .5 amphers to stop the heart, or start it. Since the brain works on small electrical volts as well, it can cause small strokes. Lightning is searching for a ground. Meaning a place to disperse its energy. Your body is not a ground, but the ground beneath you is. I have witnessed a lightning strike where there wasnt a cloud in the sky and it hit the ground at a golf tournement and 80 people hit the ground. One girl had her shoes blown off and the "S" on her bra burnt into her skin because it was so hot. When lightning passes through the body, it can pass with no effect or it can burn a path to which it passes. This can burn bones and major arteries like the femorl artery and can pass through with no damage or burn it to a crisp. If this voltage (sometimes up to 10 million volts) passes through the heart it can cause heart failure or major strokes in the brain. The same thing can happen with electrocution as well.
lighting surpizinglly strikes from the ground up
Lightning strikes the highest point first, whether it is a lightning rod, tree or telephone pole.
Lightning is attracted to water, metal, and high objects.
it does a lot of damage........................................................................TROLLOLLO TROLLOLLO TROLLOLLO YOU HAVE JUST BEEN TROLLED :}
Large bolts of electricity coming from clouds. In some cases the bolt comes from the earth up to the cloud.
There is a section of central Florida known as the Lightning Belt because it has such a high incidence of lightning strikes. This is one of the most active areas, if not the m…ost active, in the US.
If your asking why does it strike at all, it's because of the negative charges the atrract the energy. If your asking why does it strike at all, it's because of the… negative charges the atrract the energy.
In Principe - yes, because surge amplitude is smaller then negative lightning strike surge and it is only one stroke by discharging.
lighting strikes the earth by being atracted to protons. when an earth bound object senses a compatible electric current it feels the need to bind. so it sends out its' own cu…rrent therefore attracting the lighting to it. there are protons and most all things. so that is why it is dangerous. if there is a tree outside somebodys daughters window during a lighting storm and lighting hits it, then bye bye daughter if it falls wrong way. lighting is the main cause of the California wild fires. arsen of wannabe pyros also take a great part. however interesting lightning is, be wary of it.
It usually does that because it's the highest thing around. .....When there is a point on a conductor charge can gather more there, causing the air around the conductor/ligh…ting rod, to ionize....Ionized air allowed the flow of charge very easily so it will flow through the air to the rod and into the ground. A simple explaination is that it will strike the highest thing because it is the easiest and shortest path to the ground.
1. Lightning is created by strong updrafts carrying rain to the top of the cloud causing friction with hail or ice creating an electrical charge, like static electricity. Whe…n the lighting is built up to a certain point it has to balance or equalize with the grounds charges. When lightning strikes the air around the lightning bolt is six times the temperature of the surface of the sun, this creates thunder.
If lightning hit's any computer related device, or any thing. it's fried. Where is your router, On the roof high up?! I don't think your router is at risk at getting hit by li…ghtning because it is usually place in your home & maybe by your main computer. If you mean the Outdoor external antenna, If it's grounded properly, no.
Fatal to humans. Forest fire starter, barns and homes burned, tree trunks cracked in half.