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Chances of getting struck by lightning

September 27th, 2008

How many times have you heard somebody tell you, “Well, you have a better chance of getting struck by lightening than that happening!”? Usually after someone says that you forget about doing whatever you were going to do because you figure your chances of getting hit by lightening are pretty low. But how often do you actually start to wonder after someone tells you that, “What are my chances of getting hit by lightening?” If my chances are real low then whatever it was I wanted to happen probably will not happen. However, if my chances of getting struck by lightening are pretty high, well then so are my chances of getting what I want to happen.

The actual current statistic for your chance of getting hit by lightening is one out of two hundred and eighty thousand. That seems like a big number but out of all the numbers it is really low.  And just in case you were curious your house has a one out of two hundred chance of getting hit by lightening. And that is a really low number, so you might want to be nicer to your house because his chance of getting hit by lightening is one thousand four hundred times higher. And your house doesn’t have any safe place to hide from a lightening strike, as a matter of fact, your house protects you during a thunder and lightening storm.

So, if you think about it one out of two hundred and eighty thousand is pretty high chances, if you compare it to your chances of winning the lottery which is probably about one out of a million. So next time someone tells you that you have a better chance of getting hit by lightening stop and think, maybe it’s worth it to do what you want. If the risk out weighs the positive outcome then you probably should forget that idea. However, if the possible positive outcome greatly out weighs the one out of two hundred and eight thousand risk that everyone seems to think you have for everything, go ahead and do your daring trick or take that on that daunting tasks. Because NOW you know what your chances are of having a positive outcome if everybody else has been right when they told you that you had a better chance of being struck by lightening.

  1. Blaber
    September 30th, 2008 at 18:44 | #1

    Good does anyone know the diffrence between thunder and lightning.

  2. February 8th, 2009 at 01:46 | #2

    Lightening is a huge spark between positive and negative terminals. So lightening can’t strike you.It will damage you only if you happend to be a terminal terminal of lightening

  3. June 5th, 2009 at 19:49 | #3

    Wow! I did not think the ricks where that high!

  4. Heidi
    July 21st, 2009 at 01:53 | #4

    If you are going to write about lightning, for god’s sake learn how to spell it. It is lightning, no “e” in it.

  5. kaleigh
    November 19th, 2009 at 09:32 | #5

    hey i have to do a paper on what are my chances of being struck by lighting and i can’t find anything at all please help me.

  6. Mr.Fuckyou
    July 28th, 2010 at 00:38 | #6

    i read it like twice i saw no “e” in it,i think u should stop being an enternet bitch and stop fuckin wit peopl and go get laid bitch.now can anyone tell me wat the chances r?@Heidi

  7. Don’t read my name
    December 27th, 2010 at 01:29 | #7

    “However, if my chances of getting struck by lightening are pretty high, well then so are my chances of getting what I want to happen.”

    Umm…isn’t this an opinion? So, whoever wrote this article wants to get struck by lightning…fantastic…okay then.

  8. What????
    April 5th, 2011 at 22:06 | #8

    @Mr.Fuckyou
    She was talking to sharman and you don’t have to be rude

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