10/8/19 Random Fact #17

Did you know a bolt of lightning can toast 100,000 slices of bread?

No, I don’t mean the bread will toast if you leave a stack of 100,000 slices out during a thunderstorm. That will just make them burnt and soggy (provided if it’s raining). A single bolt of lightning contains around five billion joules of energy, so if a 1000 watt toaster got struck with one, it could be powered for 84,000 minutes. Imagine all of the things you could toast in 84,000 minutes… Bread, bagels, Pop-Tarts, toaster strudels, English muffins…

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