Thor’s Beard! Lightning Strikes RAV4 Twice, No One Gets Hurt

Who said that lightning never strikes twice? Well, recent dashcam footage from Novosibirsk, Russia, shows a crossover getting struck by lightning two times in succession while approaching stationary traffic.

Now, either the “Mad Titan” himself, Thanos, was driving that old RAV4, which in turn angered the God of Thunder, or, humor aside, this was just a coincidence and could have happened to anyone. Thankfully, nobody was injured.

This video also works towards disproving that old saying. In reality, that’s just a myth, because lightning can strike any location multiple times, although to be fair, that usually happens with stationary items and over longer periods of time.

Also Watch: Lightning Strikes Tree As Branches Drop In Front Of Truck

This rapid-fire strike is therefore intriguing, and we’re unable to tell whether or not the vehicle took on any damage, though we guess it did because, well, physics.

According to Weather, a car struck by lightning in June of 2015 on Interstate 4 near Polk City, Florida, had its electrical systems fried. Meanwhile, the National Lightning Safety Institute reports that some vehicles can also experience external damage when struck by lightning, including pitting and arcing.

So, what actually happens when lightning strikes a vehicle? Apparently it flows around the exterior of the car, through the metal bodywork and into the ground below, basically turning the car into a moving Faraday cage – that is, an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields.

In the off-chance that this happens to you, experts recommend that you pull over immediately, turn off the engine, fold your hands in your lap and avoid touching anything metal within the car, as well as the radio for a little while.

 

  • Ben

    Reminds me when Richard Hammond sat inside of a Golf that was shocked with 800K volts simulating a lighting storm.

  • TheBelltower

    Clearly God hates Toyotas.

    • db

      Either that or left lane squatters.

      • TheBelltower

        Indeed. Often the same people.

  • J. P.

    It’s “Odin’s Beard!” actually

  • Instant battery charge to 800%

  • ksegg

    I thought it was Odin’s Beard?

  • WarCloud

    sounds like having aluminum stylish steering wheel isn’t that cool. lol

  • Dredd2

    nature also hate ugly,dumb SUVs

  • db

    avoid touching anything metal within the car
    ———–
    The only metal I can think of in my car are on my cd’s…

  • db

    I have to admit it, is a shocking story that really lights me up.

Holden’s Auctioning Some Of Its Historic Models Including First 2001 Monaro

The auction includes an assortment of Commodores including a 1995 rally car.

2011 Mercedes S65 AMG Might Just Help You Gain Baller Status

The W211 Mercedes S65 AMG is powered by a twin-turbo V12 that puts out 604 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Cost You Upwards Of AU$144,600 In Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is available with two engines.

A 2020 Corvette C8 Just Crashed In Detroit’s First Snowfall

It’s hard to tell if the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray suffered any significant damage.

New Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck To Be Produced In Alabama And Go On Sale In 2021

Hyundai will finally start production of the Santa Cruz truck in 2021 .

Ferrari Roma Is A 2+ Coupe With Understated Styling And A 612 HP Turbo V8 (New Photos)

Ferrari’s latest model can rocket from 0-62 mph (that’s 100km/h) in 3.4 seconds.

2020 Toyota Supra Gets Into Apparent Hit And Run With Civic While Trying To Flee Car Meet

As police closed in, the 2020 Supra slammed into a Civic and then took off.

New Delhi Authorities Enforce Driving Restrictions To Reduce Smog

The World Health Organization reported in 2018 that India has the world’s 10 most polluted cities.

VW Begins Expanding Chattanooga Plant, Will Build ID.4 In 2022

The first American-made ID.4s are slated to go into production in 2022.

Maserati’s All-New Sports Car Coming In May 2020

The upcoming model will be offered with an electric powertrain that could have three different motors.