28 April 2014

A Handy Guide On How To Survive A Lightning Strike

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Illustrator Ted Slampyak has produced an illustrated guide on how to survive a lightning strike for the website The Art of Manliness.

If caught in an open area without any shelter, the guide advises you to crouch down low to the ground, place your hands over your ears (to minimize hearing loss from thunder), touch the heels of your feet together and to not touch any possible conductors.

It also encourages you to follow the 30/30 Rule: “If, after seeing lightning, you can’t count to 30 before hearing thunder, get inside a building or a car. Don’t go outside until 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.”

Check out the post here for more survival tips.

[via The Art of Manliness]