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2012-09-28 11:04:47 AM
www.rare-earth-magnets.com
 
2012-09-28 01:43:56 PM
It's a Hummer now.
 
2012-09-28 02:19:56 PM
I was sitting at a railroad crossing in Detroit (8 mile) and witnessed lightning strike about 100ft away from me.

It triggered the crossing gates.

It doesn't look like the lightning did any damage to the SUV, which is not surprising.
 
2012-09-28 02:21:24 PM
I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.
 
2012-09-28 02:22:09 PM
whattoreview.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-28 02:42:46 PM
Where's the dashcam video from the SUV?
 
2012-09-28 03:07:04 PM

timujin: I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.


A high school teacher of mine was in a car struck by lightning once. She claimed that the dashboard did that R2D2-hit-by-Jawas thing but that there was no damage to the car and no injuries.
 
2012-09-28 04:01:58 PM
I was in a car that got hit by lightning. Car stalled. Restarted a couple of minutes later after the mom that was driving forced us all to sit there not moving for a couple of minutes so as to not get electrocuted from the metal.


IT WAS LOUD!!!! (well the thunder was)
 
2012-09-28 04:25:32 PM
The driver seemed to be fine, but now whenever he gets near a linux computer, the sound is all screwed up.
 
2012-09-28 04:30:41 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: timujin: I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.

A high school teacher of mine was in a car struck by lightning once. She claimed that the dashboard did that R2D2-hit-by-Jawas thing but that there was no damage to the car and no injuries.


Yay rubber!
 
2012-09-28 04:34:24 PM

lewismarktwo: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: timujin: I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.

A high school teacher of mine was in a car struck by lightning once. She claimed that the dashboard did that R2D2-hit-by-Jawas thing but that there was no damage to the car and no injuries.

Yay rubber!


thats what she said
 
2012-09-28 05:01:03 PM

lewismarktwo: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: timujin: I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.

A high school teacher of mine was in a car struck by lightning once. She claimed that the dashboard did that R2D2-hit-by-Jawas thing but that there was no damage to the car and no injuries.

Yay rubber!


How do you know the SUV driver was wearing a condom? Is it in the article?
 
2012-09-28 05:29:16 PM

lewismarktwo: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: timujin: I wonder what that looked like from inside the SUV and what effect it would have had on the truck's electronics. I was really surprised the guy just kept driving.

A high school teacher of mine was in a car struck by lightning once. She claimed that the dashboard did that R2D2-hit-by-Jawas thing but that there was no damage to the car and no injuries.

Yay rubber!


i.imgur.com

/Too Obscure?
 
2012-09-28 06:12:42 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.rare-earth-magnets.com image 315x357]


This. They're fine. Maybe a little damp around the crotch, but otherwise...
 
2012-09-28 06:49:01 PM

LesserEvil: Yay rubber!

/Too Obscure?


Holy shiat was that movie ever tedious.
 
2012-09-28 08:37:08 PM
That will teach you to be protestant!!!
 
2012-09-28 08:54:02 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage (1836)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve6XGKZxYxA (2007)

physics? what is it good for?
 
2012-09-28 08:56:45 PM
from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?
 
2012-09-28 09:07:38 PM
Yay Faraday cage. That's why.
 
2012-09-28 09:10:13 PM
In 1836, Michael Faraday observed that the charge on a charged conductor resided only on its exterior and had no influence on anything enclosed within it. To demonstrate this fact, he built a room coated with metal foil and allowed high-voltage discharges from an electrostatic generator to strike the outside of the room. He used an electroscope to show that there was no electric charge present on the inside of the room's walls.
 
2012-09-28 09:57:15 PM

LesserEvil: /Too Obscure?


That's the stupid movie about the evil tire that kills people?
 
2012-09-28 10:43:54 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?


Rubber, obviously.
 
2012-09-28 10:44:19 PM

memebot_of_doom: That's the stupid movie about the evil tire that kills people?


Bridgestone?
 
2012-09-29 12:00:53 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?


It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?
 
2012-09-29 12:10:49 AM

MooseUpNorth: Because People in power are Stupid: [www.rare-earth-magnets.com image 315x357]

This. They're fine. Maybe a little damp around the crotch, but otherwise...


That, and having to get the seats surgically removed from the their sphincters...I'd imagine there's a fair bit of "pucker factor" when your car gets hit by lightning. I know there was when the tree limb decided to drop through my windshield while I was driving...
 
2012-09-29 12:17:39 AM
media.screened.com
 
2012-09-29 12:39:38 AM

therussman2002: [media.screened.com image 600x450]


Is that Ducktales?
 
2012-09-29 01:00:01 AM

NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?


The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.
 
2012-09-29 01:02:01 AM

AppleOptionEsc: therussman2002: [media.screened.com image 600x450]

Is that Ducktales?


Talespin
 
2012-09-29 02:51:11 AM

lewismarktwo: NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?

The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.


coppermine.constantmayhem.com
 
2012-09-29 02:52:51 AM
does everyone in russia have their phone out recording and every drive they go on?
 
2012-09-29 03:03:36 AM
lewismarktwo: NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?

The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.


THANK YOU
that's what I was trying to get at
 
2012-09-29 03:32:12 AM
I see they're still working out the bugs with the electric RAV4s.
 
2012-09-29 07:10:58 AM

lewismarktwo: NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?

The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.


The same thing happens with a plane. They get hit by lightening too and it's carried around the outside of it. The tires are insignificant considering it's just going to finish the jump through the air under the car.
 
2012-09-29 08:21:18 AM

NBSV: lewismarktwo: NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?

The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.

The same thing happens with a plane. They get hit by lightening too and it's carried around the outside of it. The tires are insignificant considering it's just going to finish the jump through the air under the car.


Yeah but what keeps the car from being on the ground?
 
2012-09-29 10:01:35 AM

lewismarktwo: Yeah but what keeps the car from being on the ground?


cinderblocks?
 
2012-09-29 10:06:40 AM

lewismarktwo: NBSV: lewismarktwo: NBSV: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.

Air is a very good insulator. Do you think the lightening is going to make the jump from the sky to your car and be stopped by the rubber tires a few inches from the ground?

The only reason the lightening can shoot up from the car is because the air is full of charge, while the metal box that is a car keeps the occupants safe, the rubber tires play a large roll.

Airplanes aren't touching the ground.

The same thing happens with a plane. They get hit by lightening too and it's carried around the outside of it. The tires are insignificant considering it's just going to finish the jump through the air under the car.

Yeah but what keeps the car from being on the ground?


Does it matter? Take the tires off and set it on the ground. Does that mean lightening won't hit it?
 
2012-09-29 10:42:53 AM
Couple years ago my truck was hit by lightning While driving to work. All I registered was something very bright and very loud! Quite the experience.

On a side note I have had lightning hit within 20 feet of me multiple times. I guess I'm one of those people that it likes.
 
2012-09-29 10:50:27 AM
farm9.staticflickr.com

Here is a still from a video I was taking in my backyard. If you look in the bottom center/right you'll see the small thread that started the bolt in the back. 
again that's like 15 feet from me.
 
2012-09-29 01:05:24 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.


That's a misconception. See for yourself.
 
2012-09-29 02:19:50 PM

MooseUpNorth: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

That's a misconception. See for yourself.


better luck next time, lightening.
 
2012-09-29 04:20:08 PM

relcec: does everyone in russia have their phone out recording and every drive they go on?


From my understanding it's for insurance purposes over there. Basically, they won't even take eyewitness accounts in an accident as fact so dashboard cameras become extremely common as the footage is useful in court.
 
2012-09-29 06:06:08 PM

NBSV: It's not the rubber tires. It's the metal shell. The metal of the body conducts the current around the car instead of it going straight through. That's what protects you. If you were touching the body from the inside it'd still get you.


Not necessarily. In fact, I think not at all, and I've personally seen direct demonstrations of this principle in effect: A man inside a Faraday cage being repeatedly struck by lighting from a Tesla coil can safely touch the inside surfaces of the cage -- the steel contiguous with the exterior that is conducting the high voltage -- without fear of harm.
 
2012-09-30 11:52:02 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Third_Uncle_Eno: from what I understand, the occupants of a car hit by lightning don't get burnt, shocked, or the like, because the car is sitting on rubber (tires) between it and the road.

but why are the occupants of Planes in the sky not injured by lightning strikes?

Rubber, obviously.


imcdb.org

/Flubber, actually.
 
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