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seVen's avatar

Ever wonder what the lightning speed would be if it didn't zigzag?

Asked by seVen (3448 points ) May 5th, 2009 from iPhone
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AstroChuck's avatar

It travels at 93,000 miles per second whether it zig zags or not.

rooeytoo's avatar

@AstroChuck – That’s pretty much what I thought when I read the question, but then I started to wonder?????????????????

lefteh's avatar

Speed is speed.. if I drive in a straight line to your house going 40mph, that is the same speed as I would be going if I drive in zigzags…

Blondesjon's avatar

I LOVE this question. Fucking poetry, man.

wundayatta's avatar

Actually, I haven’t slept in a week, worrying about this question. I don’t know how it came into my head, and its really, like, synchronicity or something that you, like, are asking this question now. I mean, DUDE!

So anyway, I keep on seeing all these zigs in my head, and then I wonder, ‘what happened to the zags?’ You don’t have any idea how weird it is to see only zigs and no zags. I think my brain may have, like gone through a black hole or something. Hey! Maybe that’s where the zags went! I hear that light can’t get out of a black hole. Oh man. Does that mean my brain has no light?

Bluefreedom's avatar

Someone has been struck by lightning one too many times and it’s not me.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I more wonder what it would look like. I feel like it would be far more frightening.

Living in NYC, however, it’s been far too long since I’ve seen a proper lightening bolt.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@lefteh drive a dump truck backwards, nothing will stop a dump truck, not even a brick house.

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