Thunderstorms seem to be a lot more prevalent with our climate going haywire and Thor being part of the Avengers. Yet many people seem blissfully unaware of the fact that a well-aimed lightning bolt could, in the best case, severely ruin your day.
Let’s take a look at some things you shouldn’t do in a thunderstorm and/or whenever Thor is near.
Stand Underneath a Tree
I don’t think this needs much explaining. Lightning hits high places, high places fall down, you being below them means you get crushed by a tree trunk.
Drive a Convertible
It has rubber tires so your entire car turns into an electric death box when it gets hit by lightning. Sha-boom!
Think You’re Smarter
“Hey guys, I think the storm is moving that way so we should be s-“ *ZAP!*
Stand In The Open
As any trained sniper will tell you, the easiest target is a target that’s out of cover.
Leave Your Pet Outside
If you leave your dog outside in a thunderstorm, you’re just a bad owner and maybe you should ignore all the points on this list except for this one. Save the dog first.
Take a Shower
While the odds of it are very small, electric current can move through your water pipes and zap you to death in the shower. It’d be a constant stream of painful lightning dripping down your face.
Use a Landline
This is honestly good advice for life in general – we have cellphones now. Move on.
Stand Near A Window
Windows can have metal parts which can become electrified when hit by Zeus’ thunderbolts. Don’t go near them or touch them, no matter how much you want to see the bolts strike the ground.