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Name: SEAN
Status: student
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999 


Question:
I,m trying to write a science fiction story. In it there are humans that can generate electricity. I have a couple of questions regarding this. I know people and trees usual burn when struck by lightning. But what happens to other surfaces like brick walls, buildings for example. Another question. Clouds that cause lightning, are they considered conductors like metal? My last question. When electrically charged, can a conductors electrical charge be visible. Like a spark of electricity or lightning like streams.


Replies:
Sean,

I can only reply to the brick part of your question. A few years ago a corner of our building was struck by lightning. The result was that about 10 bricks were thrown to the ground, and there was visible scorching around the edges where the lightning hit.

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