Study: Men more likely to be hit by lightning

June 30, 2011 7:06:20 AM PDT
There is new evidence that men are more likely to be hit by lightning than women.

Popular Science magazine says of the 648 people killed by lightning from 1995 to 2008, 82 percent were men. It has nothing to do with biology or hormones, and lightning does not find men more attractive than women.

It is pretty simple. Men are just less likely to stop outdoor activities when stormy weather hits. Almost half of all lightning-related deaths involve sports or recreational activities.