MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes, and with summer coming and more and more people outside, it’s time to educate yourself about lightning.

Here’s a quick 2-minute video on how to survive a lightning strike, from the best clothes (surprise), to the why they’re effective (again a surprise), to the best technique if you’re stuck all alone in an open area to potentially save your life.

REFERENCES
Faraday suits/linemen: http://science.howstuffworks.com/fara…

Human body tissues resistivity: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10…

conductivity of lightning channel: http://iopscience.iop.org/1402-4896/8…

US soil resistivity: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDoc…

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