Some couples experience electricity when they kiss, but this pair took things to another level.
An uncommon but fascinating case appeared on Figure 1 recently when a young man and woman were rushed to the ER with matching branch-like rashes across their bodies. It turns out they collapsed under a tree while trying to get out of the rain, and when the tree was hit by lightning, they received some volts of electricity, as well.
The incredible marks left on her stomach (shown above) and his thigh are called Lichtenberg figures. The branching patterns occur when high-voltage electricity passes through the body and ruptures capillaries beneath the skin from the electrical discharge, according to IFLScience.
Even though the patterns are pretty striking until they fade (who wouldn't want to show off surviving a lightning strike?), don't go trying to get yourself electrocuted in order to be a proud owner of your very own Lichtenberg figure. IFLScience says they're incredibly rare — aka much worse things usually happen from getting struck by lightning, and your chances of getting killed are far more likely than ending up with a cool design on your skin.