Most people want to avoid lightning. The irony is that attracting lightning is the easiest thing in the world that, at a time when people had no idea about the nature of lightning, Benjamin Franklin did it with a kite. If you want to attract lightning, there are a few things you can do. However, you shouldn’t do them without supervision, as lightning can be fatal.
Here are the steps to take so you can attract lightning:
- Stand near a tree. Trees attract lightning because of two things: their water content and their height. The water and other forms of moisture inside the tree conduct electricity. Meanwhile, because trees stand higher than other objects, they tend to attract lightning. Studies show that the conductivity of trees depends on the kind of tree and the fertility of the soil around them. The type of tree most likely to be struck by lightning is oak. When a thunderstorm strikes, be like a hippie and hug a tree. You’ll attract lightning for sure.
- Stand outside holding any metal object. Lightning rods are best to attract lightning, simply because that is their purpose. However, other metals you can use are metal jewelry. You can use anything from earrings to necklaces to bracelets. Studies show that while wearing earrings (or any form of body ring) attracts lightning, it decreases your chances of dying from it. This is because your body acts as a path for the lightning to go through. All the energy from the lightning will go straight to the metal earring. So, next time you’re trying to attract lightning, wear a pair of earrings. Not only will you be successful, you’re less likely to die, too.
- Bring a man with you. Bring a lot of men if you want. According to scientists, men are more likely to be struck by lightning. In fact, 82% of lightning accidents happen to men, and 84% of people who die from lightning are men.
- Go to the top of the Empire State Building. The building is a magnet for lightning. While generally, it is accepted that there is little chance of lightning strikes at the same spot twice, the Empire State Building defies this fact. In a single storm, it gets struck by lightning hundreds of times. This is mainly because of the height and make up of the Empire State Building. It is very high up in the sky with a pointed tip, thus making it more susceptible to lightning. There are many metal objects in the building, thus making it perfect for conducting electricity. If you want to attract lightning, the Empire State Building is the place to go.
We can learn a lot about lightning. It’s a good thing that attracting lightning is not hard. Everything around us attracts lightning. Anything that conducts electricity, like metals and water, is susceptible to lightning. If you want to attract lightning, follow these simple steps. However, be very careful, as lightning is very dangerous. If you plan to attract lightning, make sure that you take all the necessary precautions.