Man Struck By Lightning, Gets Awesome Scar [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Weird

Called a Lichtenberg Scar. Beautiful but painful, I"d imagine.
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Male 2,424


"Mine is better"
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Female 846
almost worth getting struck by lightning to get a bitchin ass scar like that.
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Male 6,227
@Angilion: Good question, and I share your wonder. A couple thoughts:

(1) Electricity exhibits something known as the "skin effect." This doesn`t refer to human skin, but to the tendency of an electric current to run over the very surface of objects. This is why the electrical insulators you see on power lines are usually ribbed or made of joined saucers sharing the same radial axis: they`ve been designed to maximize the surface area to address the skin effect. So I`m guessing that plays a role in survivability.

(2) Also, there`s the brief duration of a lightning strike. It`s a horrendous jolt, but it`s over in a fraction of a second.

All that said, it`s still a mystery, especially when you consider that a tree that splits when struck by lightning does so because the sap boils almost instantaneously, turns to steam, and explodes the surrounding wood.

So, yeah: How the heck are humans surviving lightning strikes?
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Male 2,700
"Steelgrid, does being an non-nice individual to people make up for how dull your life is?.. I hope so."

Not at all, but it does make me laugh on occasion.
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Male 2,700
"@Steelgrid, she said nothing about it not being painful. She said that she wondered if they were. Then she looked it up. She didn`t sound rude or like an a$$...like you do."

LOL and this is news to you how? When am I not an ass, rude, and generally unpleasant? Especially to women.
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Male 260
@Angilion your asking the wrong people buddy
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Male 78
Looks more like a Henna tattoo to me.
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Male 553
Steelgrid, does being an non-nice individual to people make up for how dull your life is?.. I hope so.
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Male 662
@Steelgrid, she said nothing about it not being painful. She said that she wondered if they were. Then she looked it up. She didn`t sound rude or like an a$$...like you do.
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Male 12,365
It amazes me that anyone survives being struck by lightning. Air is a strong electrical insulator, yet lighting punches through a couple of miles of it by turning it to plasma and exploding it. It carries gigajoules of energy and heats air to tens of thousands of degrees. How does anyone survive being hit by that?
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Male 1,068
Suuuuuuure...
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Male 4,395
"LOL Lando, getting hit by lightning means you deserve tail? Just another reason to get that lightning rod."

I read this and thought, "lightening rod" that would be a good name for my penis.
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Male 2,700
"@Lady Morgue

Basically what you said is that they`re burns. The lightning causes an increase am energy which causes capillaries to burst. Heat basically = energy
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Yeah she was trying to fish for a way to prove that somehow these were not burns and not painfull. My "rudeness" inspired her to google it, then read what she wanted to see. THEN she tries to correct you after saying its not a burn, then she explains that its a "burn underneath the skin".......

....Yeeeaaaahhhhhh, FAIL!!!
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Male 6,227
Once... once, I was in the top of an oak tree and this BIG storm came up and the wind was so strong it was actually blowing the LEAVES off the tree and and then my tail got all full of static, and and and....

~Squrlz starts to hyperventilate and is unable to finish relating his adventures in an electrical storm~
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Male 54
Scar my arse, looks more like a Henna tattoo.
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Male 3,475
Hey look, it`s fractals.
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Male 3,475
I don`t believe it.
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Male 7,378
Isn`t that something? It looks like lightning.
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Male 7
"These are reddish, fernlike patterns that may persist for hours or days". Well, that sucks. It`s like the best tattoo you can get, but it only lasts for hours or days.
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Female 1,516
@Mike Yeah but it`s not a skin burn like I thought it might be... more like an internal one. So cool and fascinating!
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Male 63
@Lady Morgue

Basically what you said is that they`re burns. The lightning causes an increase am energy which causes capillaries to burst. Heat basically = energy
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Male 25,416
Thats so so cool... imagine the pick up line
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Male 434
LOL Lando, getting hit by lightning means you deserve tail? Just another reason to get that lightning rod.
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Male 3,745
instantly laid right thur...i want one...without the chance of death...
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Female 1,516
Should have Googled it before. They are not burns. Here`s from the wiki...

"Lichtenberg figures may also appear on the skin of lightning strike victims. These are reddish, fernlike patterns that may persist for hours or days. They are also a useful indicator for medical examiners when determining the cause of death. Lichtenberg figures appearing on people are sometimes called lightning flowers, and they are thought to be caused by the rupture of small capillaries under the skin due to the passage of the lightning current or the shock wave from the lightning discharge as it flashes over the skin."
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Male 3,310
Yes, it`s a burn. Electricity + Flesh = cooked
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Female 1,516
Steelgrid - No need to be rude to me. A lot of lightning strike victims do NOT suffer burns so it could be caused by something else.
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Female 2,674
Yeah. I would put out for that scar.
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Male 186
Trajik007 That is a authentic lightning scar. My business partner was struck and killed by lightning right in front of me. His skin was a mass of the burns (some just like the photo above - some were - well - horrid.) It`s fried nerve pathways.
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Male 2,700
"It`s beautiful but I wonder if it`s painful. Is that a burn?"

Can I please beat you with a hammer? Guy gets hit by lightning and you want to know if its a burn?!?

Make sure you locate the "11" key when dialing 911.
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Male 14,334
I have a business idea whos`s in????
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Male 76
Huh...wikipedia says they fade within hours or days...I`d get that poo tattooed on right away.

"Yeah, that`s where the lightning COULDN`T KILL ME."
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Female 1,516
It`s beautiful but I wonder if it`s painful. Is that a burn?
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Female 32
Hmm... I`m skeptical of its authenticity...
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Male 95
Must get struck by lightning. You`d think after these decades of constant blasphemy some deity out there would have gotten around to it by now...
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Female 2,674
Hm... I`m not so afraid of lightning anymore :D
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Male 37,815
It IS cool! Soon to be a tattoo craze!
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Male 2,419
looks better than this one
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Male 38,489

His name is Winston Kemp. Claims he didn`t even realise he was hit by lightening until an hour later when the scar showed up.

Mine ist skeptical.
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Male 3,842
If I was a chick, I would bang this guy because he deserves it and has earned it. Unless he`s gay, then I`d bang him if I was into dudes.
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Male 1,920
Did he get super powers too?
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Male 7,123
That is a good scar.
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Male 434
Ist es?

I want one! *Goes to buy lightning rod*
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Male 10,855
IST LICHTENBURG!
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Male 2,604
i would most definitely complain about getting hit by lightning, but not about that scar
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Male 6,737
Link: Man Struck By Lightning, Gets Awesome Scar [Pic] [Rate Link] - Called a Lichtenberg Scar. Beautiful but painful, I`d imagine.
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