Most people have heard the safety tip that the car is a safe place to survive a lightning storm because it rides on rubber tires, but ironically it is the metal body of the car that protects you from the high voltage.

Learning time! Minute Earth explains in this science video, that metal is such a good conductor of electricity that the electrons merely glide on the surface of the metal, keeping anyone or anything inside the metal fairly safe.

So the next time you hear thunder, you can now be safe and sound after watching this video.

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