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Old 12-22-2007, 03:40 PM   #11
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They don't have a path to the ground, its fine.
I thought it was that if you get hit you want to have a path to the ground so the electricity can be diverted?
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #12
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I thought it was that if you get hit you want to have a path to the ground so the electricity can be diverted?
BINGO!!!

That is why one of the safest places to be in lightning is a car, because the tires use the ground as a "ground" (no pun intended) and gets rid of the electricity.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:49 PM   #13
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That is so wrong Jervin (IMO)... The tires are rubber so they are a resistor. They don't even conduct electricity. The safest place is a car because the metal frame will absorb the lighting, and none will get into the saloon itself.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:52 PM   #14
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After doing some research, Thelis is right. The tires are a myth.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #15
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Yeah, that's what I thought. So if by some chance a bird got hit (pretty unlikely, but IF) it would be f*cked.

Anyway, I've been in a few storms like that before, and it's crazy. Once the sky was literally like glowing green...
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After doing some research, Thelis is right. The tires are a myth.
8th grade electricity course FTW!!!
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8th grade electricity course FTW!!!
Sh**, I hardly remember 8th grade, and I am only 18. LOL
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:08 PM   #18
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We haven't had a thunderstorm here for a long time. I'm not even sure if we had one during the summer at all or not.

There's only usually 1-3 thunderstorms a year and they always occur between June and September around here..
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ya, we are currently under blizzard conditions with thunder and lightning, and its not just one or two, its as common during this blizzard as it usually is during a thunderstorm... i think im gonna stay inside today anybody else feeling this central blizzard?
They said how bad it was around Topeka on English television.
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No blozzard here

I want a blizzard though, sounds quite fun to watch with the lightning and all.
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