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Re: Lightning Video
Original poster: "Gary Peterson" <g.peterson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
My car was obviously a far better path to ground in spite of rubber tires.
I that believe rubber tires contain some carbon that makes them
conductive. I know for a fact that some inner tube rubber is conductive.
----- Original Message ----- From: Tesla list
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 12:50 AM
Subject: RE: Lightning Video
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?