Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Question: What animal is 30 times more likely to get hit by lightning than humans?

Answer: Giraffes—There were five documented fatal strikes on giraffes between 1996 and 2010. With a global giraffe population of around 140,000 in that period, this is about 0.003 deaths per thousand giraffes per year. That’s a very low risk, but it’s still more than 30 times the equivalent fatality rate from lightning in humans in the U.S.