It's no secret that finding yourself outside and exposed during a thunderstorm greatly enhances your risk of being struck by lightning. But it turns out there are some simple tricks you can use to increase your chances of survival if the clouds do decide to strike you from above.

It turns out that a metal faraday suit—or even some medieval armor!—are your best options. But as Minute Physics points out, if you're lacking either of those (you probably are) there are still things you can do to minimize the risks of being seriously injured by a lightning strike, even one nearby. And no, laying down isn't as effective as you might think it is. In fact, it could make things even worse.