Men are 4 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

February 9th, 2010. Tags: , .

Either lightning is attracted to testosterone, or men spend an inordinate amount of time outdoors swinging metal objects about. Men are struck by lightning four times more often than women.

According to a study entitled “Demographics of U.S. Lightning Casualties and Damages from 1959 – 1994,” by Ronald L. Holle and Raúl E. López of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and E. Brian Curran of the National Weather Service, males account for 84% of lightning fatalities and 82% of injuries.

Get more wild facts on lightening at nasa.gov.

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