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May25-04, 01:30 PM
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Can lightning break diamond?

Quote Quote by Thallium
Not even because of the force of the lightning? Can only materials that are good conductors of electricity break by lightning then?
I guess so. It is the large current that flows through an object that breaks is. So when you have got an insulator, no current will flow and no damage will be created.

By the way, i'm wondering whether this very nice picture of lightning is real.
It looks so amazing that I almost can not believe it's real:

Or click here, but maybe that doesn't work