Can Lightning Strike The Same Place Twice?
Ravi’s sister Sam has a reputation for being a bit of a know-it-all. So Ravi and Rahul, the Defective Detectives, have taken it upon themselves to prove that she might actually not be as smart as she thinks she is. Who will come out on top?


Sam explains that lightning is an electric current which strikes tall and pointed objects more often because that is the easier path for it to reach the ground.

Sam says the Empire State Building, one of the tallest buildings in the US is struck by lightning at least 25 times a year! And even Willis Tower, another tall building in the US is struck by lightning every time a thunderstorm passes by. Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has about 200 storm days per year and during those days, a single hour can clock over thousands of lightning strikes!

Sam talks of how buildings have electricity conductors that keep it safe, but in some cases, like the Christ the Redeemer statue, there can be some damage.

RAVI: And then it was repaired. We know that, Sam. SAM: Now, that is shocking! Hahaha!

Looks like Sam enlightened the boys once again. Have a question about myths and superstitions that you think will stump her? Send it to with the subject ‘Answer this, Know-It-All!’

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