We've all heard the expression "lightning never strikes the same place twice." And we're all aware of the belief that being struck by lightning is a very rare occurrence. However, it turns out that lightning is a bit sexist. It strikes men more often than women.
Between 1995 and 2008, lightning struck 648 people, and 82% of those people were men. Why is this? One reason is that men take more risks during bad weather. They are less likely to take safety precautions when lightning is around and will instead continue to partake in their outdoor activities, such as golfing and camping.
Sports related and recreational activities are responsible for about half of lightning-related deaths. It seems that, in this case, women are smarter than men when it comes to not taking unnecessary risks.