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Can lightning be used in homes?


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Answered 2011-08-05 18:56:37

It is not a very practical idea. In the first place, you never really know when lightning will strike in a given area. The timing and location are both very unpredictable. Secondly, lighting has an enormously high voltage and it therefore tends to damage or destroy any electrical equipment that it enters. It would not be impossible to create equipment specially designed to utilize lightning, but given the unpredictability of lightning, it would not be worth the trouble to do so. Baron Frankenstein notwithstanding.

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