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Date: 07/26/07 02:14 AM

63 Responses to Minivan Struck By Lightning

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm
    Link: Minivan Struck By Lightning - Remember, your car is the safest place to be in a lightning storm.
  2. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:21 am
    Heh, I wonder why the car behind them was video taping.
    That`s pretty amazing though. 7 times hotter than the sun :/
  3. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:22 am
    werd, and i thought my luck was bad.

    crazy story, but reporting was sub par

  4. Profile photo of crazyotto
    crazyotto Male 30-39
    245 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:24 am
    mini-vans are evil
  5. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:26 am
    heh heh heh , Sparky.
  6. Profile photo of Noponky
    Noponky Male 13-17
    7 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:28 am
    that`d suck...
  7. Profile photo of dragon91
    dragon91 Male 18-29
    298 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:29 am
    I was expecting an accident after the strike. So disappointing.

    ~dragon~

  8. Profile photo of TigerSword
    TigerSword Male 13-17
    139 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Holy poo!
  9. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Nature haet minivan
  10. Profile photo of oowusum
    oowusum Female 13-17
    160 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Kids: "Yeah... Yeah... Yeah..."
  11. Profile photo of tannerwoody
    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Remember kids, rubber makes lightning "bounce off"!
  12. Profile photo of BurnBurn
    BurnBurn Male 18-29
    223 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:56 am
    I was wanting the lady to get electrocuted but alas it was earthed.
  13. Profile photo of Arto_otrA
    Arto_otrA Male 18-29
    42 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:58 am
    haha i used to work on the 401
  14. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Ah yes I`ve just been struck by lightning...now I feel more energetic!!

    Stupid woman reporter >:[

  15. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:41 am
    well she was trying to play around with the kids, leave her alone.
  16. Profile photo of mastercif
    mastercif Male 13-17
    458 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:45 am
    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
  17. Profile photo of WDanC
    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 4:10 am
    I usually climb a tree at the tallest hill, waving copper wiring around. Nobody wants an overachiever, and nobody likes beggers. Works thus far.
  18. Profile photo of onewayout
    onewayout Male 18-29
    30 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:01 am
    Proof that God hates minivans.
  19. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:37 am
    holy drat...already been proven that ur safe in a car though
  20. Profile photo of famousguitar
    famousguitar Male 18-29
    73 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:53 am
    well this is a good road trip tip
  21. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:55 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?"

  22. Profile photo of absolutmofo
    absolutmofo Female 18-29
    274 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 6:49 am
    I love lightning.
  23. Profile photo of 1avatar2
    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:49 am
    umm... cars are still the safest place to be as the lightning just goes through the metal to the ground
  24. Profile photo of conqdequeso
    conqdequeso Male 18-29
    132 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:05 am
    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
  25. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:00 am
    "crazy story, but reporting was sub par"

    That`s Canada for you!

  26. Profile photo of Scomatose07
    Scomatose07 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:16 am
    dang did u see the water fly off the car?
  27. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:20 am
    That reporter should be thrown into the sun 6 times.
  28. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 11:45 am
    Crazy Sh*t right there.
  29. Profile photo of xdonutx
    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 11:51 am
    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.
  30. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    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.

  31. Profile photo of [DLM]Jimbo
    [DLM]Jimbo Male 18-29
    170 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cag...
  32. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
    223 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    COOLIO! I wish we had footage inside of the zapped car!
  33. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    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
  34. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 2:03 pm
    i wanna be in that mini van !
  35. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    lame reporter
  36. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    they were in fact safe.. it was the car that took the damage, not them.
    so stfu.
  37. Profile photo of icantthink41
    icantthink41 Male 18-29
    350 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    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
  38. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of Hecathe
    Hecathe Female 30-39
    44 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    Whoooaaoh! I`m so glad cars are made of metal :-o
  40. Profile photo of xBlackedx
    xBlackedx Female 13-17
    62 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 4:49 pm
    That. was. AWESOME.
  41. Profile photo of robock
    robock Male 18-29
    317 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    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)
  42. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    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
  43. Profile photo of cdubb4201
    cdubb4201 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    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.
  44. Profile photo of timemaster20
    timemaster20 Male 18-29
    88 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:11 pm
    now watch some toyota or some minivan seller say on thier commercials.." our minivans are so safe that they withstand lightning!"
  45. Profile photo of cambriaseyes
    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    I don`t understand why anyone would drive around with a videocamera rolling.
  46. Profile photo of Schizoloky
    Schizoloky Male 18-29
    6 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:26 pm
    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.
  47. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    "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.
  48. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    Big deal. Airplanes get hit all the time


    pilots don`t complain

  49. Profile photo of Ricklionhart
    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
    124 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:42 pm
    "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.
  50. Profile photo of Ricklionhart
    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
    124 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:44 pm
    "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.
  51. Profile photo of xboxman
    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    Yea thats kinda creepy... like who records the highway... (unless they were storm chasers or something)
  52. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:16 pm
    Note to self: Never stick arm out car window during lightning storm EVER AGAIN.
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    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 10:17 pm
    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

  54. Profile photo of Cashcleaner
    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    Hey now! That`s CityPulse News! Toronto`s finest local new program.
  55. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:47 am
    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!

  56. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:09 am
    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.
  57. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:14 am
    *stares around innocently with mouth closed :-P*
  58. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:23 am
    Good question LaChica.

    Why were they taping?

  59. Profile photo of Pen1s
    Pen1s Male 13-17
    97 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    hahaha, "the lightning bounces off rubber"
    not quite, ya idiot.
  60. Profile photo of Orkray
    Orkray Male 13-17
    85 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 8:08 am
    Ah, cool.
  61. Profile photo of DavyJones
    DavyJones Male 13-17
    9 posts
    September 9, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    holy poo
  62. Profile photo of DavyJones
    DavyJones Male 13-17
    9 posts
    September 9, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    drat
  63. Profile photo of DavyJones
    DavyJones Male 13-17
    9 posts
    September 9, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    bitch

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