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Why is bird not struck dead by stroke of lightning ?

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Why is bird not struck dead by stroke of lightning ?

Postby jollydragon » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:36 am

Is there anyone know the reason why bird can't be struck dead by stroke of lightning ? Thanks.
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Postby victor » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:06 am

can you explain the reason why birds are not dead even when they're tangling on the high voltage cable??
or, can you explain why we're not harvesting roast birds under high voltage cable?? :lol:

Well, the reason is analogous to your question above..:lol:
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Postby raju » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:35 pm

clouds r mass of watervapour in motion hence get charged and search for a low voltage body to transfer its charge usually earth which is considered to have 0 voltage
some thing which is conected to the earth to compleate the circtute hence flying birds r not struck by lightning
a single bird or many birds sitting on the same wire of the electric supply will nevr get any shock as the circtute is not completed . but two birds sitting on two different voltage cabels try to kiss each other we will bet fried bird ready to eat :lol: joke
the organisms that survive r not the one which r strongest nor the one which r briliant THEY R THE ONE WHICH RESPOND TO CHANGES IN NATURE FIRST
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:00 pm

Actually birds do not get roasted on the high voltage wires because the wires are isolated ;-)
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Postby jollydragon » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:31 am

High Voltage cables aren't static electronics. But the lightning is from the discharge of static electronics between different clouds, cloud and building, cloud and tree and so on. Moving and rubbed by wind, clouds collect more and more electric charges. If the electric charges are enough to discharge between different objects with different voltages, e.g. between different clouds, cloud and building, cloud and tree and so on, there will be a lightning. That's why lightning not always happen with rain, even happen when it's sunny. However, no matter what voltage a flying bird has, it's impossible for it to have the same voltage with clouds and the voltage difference must be great enough. But is there bird be struck dead by stroke of lightning? :-)
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Postby AstusAleator » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:21 am

I'm sure there has been some unlucky bird somewhere that has been in the wrong place when a lightning arc blasted through. Even being close to the arc would probably be enough to stun the bird or kill it.
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