WEIRD FACTS ABOUT
LIGHTNING

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LIGHTNING

Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.

Every year lightning kills 1000 people.

On 22 July 1918, in the Wasatch National Park in Utah, 504 sheep were killed by lightning.


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