A lightning bolt has enough energy to cook 100,000 pieces of toast.


Bolt of Lightning
Image credit: Kamil Porembiński/CC BY-SA 2.0

A typical bolt of lightning can produce over 5 billion joules of energy which could power a 1000 watt two-slice toaster for 84,000 minutes. During that time, you could whip up 100,000 or so slices of toast.



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