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Re: Lightning Video

Original poster: Slurp812 <slurp812@xxxxxxxxx>

Modern tires contain carbon, so they are slightly conductive. And of
course they were probably wet as well...

On 1/3/07, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    I really don't know....I think the huge tree above me kept the water on
the cardboard to a minimum, but all I can really say is that I was dang
lucky.  My car was obviously a far better path to ground in spite of rubber
tires.  I guess it was kind of like how a Tesla coil tends to go towards
metal targets, whether grounded or not.

 Would the cardboard really make much difference as to whether or not the
lightning hit you?  I think that lightning could easily overcome the
breakdown voltage of cardboard, also, since it was sprinkling, it probably
would have even been somewhat conductive.  So would the cardboard really
make any difference at all?


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