Minivan Struck By Lightning

Submitted by: Snoogans 10 years ago in
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Remember, your car is the safest place to be in a lightning storm.
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Male 9
bitch
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Male 9
drat
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Male 9
holy poo
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Male 85
Ah, cool.
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Male 97
hahaha, "the lightning bounces off rubber"
not quite, ya idiot.
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Male 4,012
Good question LaChica.

Why were they taping?

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Male 1,497
*stares around innocently with mouth closed :-P*
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Male 2,486
Cars are only the safest place if you happen to be touching no metal at all. If you were taking your car keys out.. Game over.
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Male 1,882
Mini-van 1, Zeus 0

Yeah, the only real danger is that it knocks out your car. Of course, with rain that bad, you shouldn`t be driving fast anyways.

"mini-vans are evil"

Better than SUVs... Screw the H2 and Scion xB, the crappiest vehicles ever!

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Male 319
Hey now! That`s CityPulse News! Toronto`s finest local new program.
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Female 1,470
BigWaFuu
Male, 18-29, Western US
122 Posts Thursday, July 26, 2007 5:55:49 AM
"The safest place to be is in your car"
Oh they`ve done it now. You just know mother nature and god are cooking something up for the next guy in his car. "Oh they`re SAFE are they?"

LOL
Damn...a friend of mine lives near the 401 in Canada. She told me about it before but when u see the actual footage its just cool

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Female 428
Note to self: Never stick arm out car window during lightning storm EVER AGAIN.
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Male 380
Yea thats kinda creepy... like who records the highway... (unless they were storm chasers or something)
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Male 124
"the reason why cars are the safest place isn`t because they aren`t struck by lightning, but if they are it just doesn`t get to the inside because it goes right to the ground, so it really doesn`t matter if it gets struck." - NO, it DOESN`T go into the ground, if it was grounded you`d be dead.
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Male 124
"the lightning just goes through the metal to the ground" - WTF are you talking about!? The safest place to be in a lightning storm is your car because IT IS INSULATED FROM THE GROUND BY YOUR TIRES, so NO electricity can pass through it and therefore you don`t get shocked. You can hold onto a million volts and provided you`re not grounded, you won`t feel it. The antenna took the hit because it was a metal pole reaching upward, ie a lightning conductor that wasn`t grounded. If those people in the car had one of those "anti car sickness" metal straps (that are total BS by the way) at the back of the car, they`d have been totally fried, so your car is only safe IF you don`t have one of those.
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Male 612
Big deal. Airplanes get hit all the time


pilots don`t complain

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Male 1,420
"haha i remember as a kid whenever i was out and ther`d be a lightning storm(happened alot actually) i`d make a mad rush to my mom`s minivan, guess i shouldn`t have"
sure you should have, but you should have gotten in it.
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Male 6
Actually the tires don`t really do anything. Electricity will travel on the surface of metal not through it. Pretty much you could be licking the inside of the roof during a strike and you`d be fine.
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Female 338
I don`t understand why anyone would drive around with a videocamera rolling.
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Male 88
now watch some toyota or some minivan seller say on thier commercials.." our minivans are so safe that they withstand lightning!"
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Male 139
My dad`s car got struck by lightning once. We were on our way home from Key west on I 75 outside of Tifton GA. It hit the radio antenna on the back of the car pretty much right behind my head. We all heard a loud bang almost like a gunshot and the car died immediatley, except for the radio for some weird reason. When we pulled over the people who were behind us pulled over and told us what happened. The lightning jumped from the car to the median and set the grass on fire. None of us were hurt or felt any type of electrical charge. The funny thing is that it wasn`t even raining yet we were on the very edge of the storm so it was completly unexpected.
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Male 1,254
Stating something is hotter than the sun can be very misleading. Nearly 100% of the time they`ll say it in reference to the surface of the sun, not the core. The core is somewhere in the 10 000 000 K
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Male 317
haha, i found that video awesome too the first time i saw it... long ago. Take a look at the test made by Top Gear, cars are very safe. (you can see it on youtube, under BBCWorldwide)
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Female 62
That. was. AWESOME.
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Female 44
Whoooaaoh! I`m so glad cars are made of metal :-o
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Male 2,781
I`VE BEEN IN A CAR WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTING, IT`S REALLY NO BIG DEAL. IT`S BARELY NOTICEABLE. A SUDDEN FLASH AND A CRACK.
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Male 350
the rubber of the wheels puts the voltage straight to the ground but it fries most of the electronics so your gonna need a tuneup, but that was pretty
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Female 2,695
they were in fact safe.. it was the car that took the damage, not them.
so stfu.
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Male 1,623
lame reporter
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Female 1,134
i wanna be in that mini van !
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Male 334
well its still safe you know
i don`t see them hospitalized at a hospital or even scratched one bit
they didn`t get hurt so therefore its still a safe place to be
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Male 223
COOLIO! I wish we had footage inside of the zapped car!
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Female 352
the reason why cars are the safest place isn`t because they aren`t struck by lightning, but if they are it just doesn`t get to the inside because it goes right to the ground, so it really doesn`t matter if it gets struck.

yay science class.

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Female 223
You guys are all saying that it`s not safe to be in a car during a storm because it got hit, but obviously it is, seeing as how no one was hurt.
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Male 549
Crazy Sh*t right there.
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Male 2,720
That reporter should be thrown into the sun 6 times.
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Male 73
dang did u see the water fly off the car?
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Female 432
"crazy story, but reporting was sub par"

That`s Canada for you!

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Male 132
wow, dont they teah science at that girls school, the lightning "bounced off" the car, i think its worst that her father is a policeman and didnt correct her either, god....pigs are dumb
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Male 195
umm... cars are still the safest place to be as the lightning just goes through the metal to the ground
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Female 274
I love lightning.
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Male 1,162
"The safest place to be is in your car"

Oh they`ve done it now. You just know mother nature and god are cooking something up for the next guy in his car. "Oh they`re SAFE are they?"

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Male 73
well this is a good road trip tip
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Male 521
holy drat...already been proven that ur safe in a car though
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Male 30
Proof that God hates minivans.
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Male 410
I usually climb a tree at the tallest hill, waving copper wiring around. Nobody wants an overachiever, and nobody likes beggers. Works thus far.
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Male 458
haha i remember as a kid whenever i was out and ther`d be a lightning storm(happened alot actually) i`d make a mad rush to my mom`s minivan, guess i shouldn`t have
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Male 1,111
well she was trying to play around with the kids, leave her alone.
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Female 795
Ah yes I`ve just been struck by lightning...now I feel more energetic!!

Stupid woman reporter >:[

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Male 42
haha i used to work on the 401
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Male 223
I was wanting the lady to get electrocuted but alas it was earthed.
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Male 134
Remember kids, rubber makes lightning "bounce off"!
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Female 160
Kids: "Yeah... Yeah... Yeah..."
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Male 888
Nature haet minivan
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Male 139
Holy poo!
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Male 525
I was expecting an accident after the strike. So disappointing.

~dragon~

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Male 7
that`d suck...
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Female 1,832
heh heh heh , Sparky.
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Male 245
mini-vans are evil
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Male 336
werd, and i thought my luck was bad.

crazy story, but reporting was sub par

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Female 1,596
Heh, I wonder why the car behind them was video taping.
That`s pretty amazing though. 7 times hotter than the sun :/
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Male 869
Link: Minivan Struck By Lightning [Rate Link] - Remember, your car is the safest place to be in a lightning storm.
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