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10 weird facts about lightning strikes

From strange lightning strike rashes to exploding trees, these lightning facts will, well, shock you.

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You can't have thunder without lightning
You can't have thunder without lightning
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That’s because thunder is the sound caused by lightning. A charged, superheated lightning bolt creates a “resonating tube” as it travels. The air in the tube rapidly expands and contracts causing vibrations that you hear as the rumble of thunder.
 



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