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What really happens inside you when you’re hit by lightning?

I called up my friend and fellow storm chaser, Jason Persoff, the Assistant Director of Emergency Preparedness at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver….“First up, you have to understand that there are two different types of lightning strikes when you’re talking about the human body: positive and negative,” he explained. “Positive strikes are far more powerful of the two, and generally, if you’re hit by one of those, there’s only one outcome: death. On the other hand, negative strikes are less powerful but [still move] an incredible amount of energy.”

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