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 07-30-2007 #1 dillonl1991 Guest   Posts: n/a What are the probability of you getting struck by lightening? My uncle was struck twice.
 07-30-2007 #2 she ( : >) Guest   Posts: n/a dont go on open areas
 07-30-2007 #3 grannybce Guest   Posts: n/a guess his odds are good...our house was hit buy lightning and what a mess
 07-30-2007 #4 skincancerdoctor Guest   Posts: n/a nobody gets struck by lightening naturally - if you're born black you will stay that way. You can get lightening artificially like Michael Jackson. Seriously, take the number of people struck by lightning each year in the US and divide by the number of people in the US and that will give you the chances of being struck by lightning.
 07-30-2007 #5 digit1964 Guest   Posts: n/a Lightning does not know whether you have been struck previously. After you are struck, you have a 1 in 600,000 chance of being struck a second time.The probability of being struck twice can be worked out as follows.Consider 600,000 sets of events. In the first 599,999 you are never struck. In the last you are struck at least once. This is the 1 in 600,000 chance of being struck at least once. Make each of these sets 600,000 events. All of the first 599,999 sets of 600,000 events are "never struck"(359,999,400,000 events). In the last set of 600,000 events, the first 599,999 are "only struck once". The last is "struck more then once".This is a total of 360,000,000,000 events.The probabilities are:never struck: (599,999 in 600,000),or (359,999,400,000 in360,000,000,000)struck exactly once: (599,999 in 360,000,000,000),oressentially (1 in 600,000)struck more than once: 1 in 360,000,000,000 (1 in 360billion)
 07-30-2007 #6 amarantine13 Guest   Posts: n/a According to an article in the August 2006 edition of National Geographic "Ways to Go" your chances of being killed by lightning are 1 in 79,946.So I'd imagine the probability factors of being struck are about the same.

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