Wet skin could save lives when lightning strikes, study finds

3D models of human head experience less damage when subjected to lightning strike simulation

Getting drenched in a thunderstorm may seem like the epitome of a bad day, but research suggests it could be a lifesaver if lightning strikes.

In what appears to be a strong contender for an Ig Nobel prize, researchers have subjected 3D models of a human head to the equivalent of a direct lightning strike, revealing they experience less damage if wet.

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