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RE: Lightning Video
Original poster: "david baehr" <dfb25@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Years ago, when I was insulating homes , in Estes Park , Colorado ,
there was a bad azz storm. I was in the house working. Its Been so
long now, but there was a pipe , or wire comming up from the ground ,
I saw a spark come out of it , then BOOM !!!!, the thunder
came,...man, did that hit close , glad I was inside ,.....scarry..:-)
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Lightning Video
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 00:50:38 -0700
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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