In July, Watch Out for Lightning
Our Freakonomics Radio podcast “Women Are Not Men” mentioned that roughly 80 percent of lightning fatalities in the U.S. are men. A new National Weather Service report, summarized by io9, offers further details:
- Soccer players and fishermen are more likely to get hit by lightning than golfers.
- Saturday is the worst day of the week for lightning fatalities.
- July is by far the deadliest month for lightning deaths.
(HT: Eric M. Jones)