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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Strikes of Lightning can make human skin "tattooed"?

What happens when lightning struck us? A number of reports indicate that lightning can trigger the formation of "tattoo" on human skin. This is rare. One case that ever happened to a man aged 54 years, as reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Leaf veins similar pattern on the arms of
Winston Kemp who struck by lightning in 2011. 
 (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1l61wf2)
The man who was struck by lightning was initially in shock and entered the emergency room. Once out, he notices a pattern of leaf veins on the arms, back, and legs. The sign was gone after two days.

Are like IFLScience.com reported by the site on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the pattern of leaf veins were formed due to capillary damage due to electricity from lightning.

The pattern of leaf veins formed by lightning often called lightning flowers or skin feathering. In medical terms, the pattern is called aborescent erythema or keraunographic sign.

The emergence of leaf vein pattern from lightning strikes also been found in Winston Kemp. He was struck by lightning in 2011.

Kemp initially unaware that he was struck by lightning. Until an hour later when it went into the room, he notices a pattern leaf veins in his arms. That pattern continues to thin out over time, but last up to one month.

The pattern of leaf veins are found in human skin by lightning often also called "Lichtenberg".

The term is based on the experimental results of the German physicist, Georg Lichtenberg, in 1777. He skipped high voltage power on a flat surface or on the insulator. Similar pattern was generated leaf veins.

"Tattoo" due to lightning it does look cool, but do not try to have it. Lightning is very dangerous and flowering incidence of lightning formation was also quite rare. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IFL SCIENCE]
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