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Published Jun 20 2019

Being the "God of Thunder", many fans assumed this naturally meant Thor should be immune to all forms of electricity. However, in the film, Thor: Ragnarok, we saw several instances where the hero is not only effected, but fulled incapacitated tasers and other electricity based weapons. This aspect of the film left many fans scratching their heads, but does this shocking development actually make sense for everyone's favorite Asgardian? Kyle summons the Bifrost and hunts for answers in this week's episode of Because Science!


Learn More:
FIVE WAYS LIGHTNING STRIKES PEOPLE: https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-struck
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: https://mosaicscience.com/story/what-its-be-struck-lightning/
LIGHTNING STRIKE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_strike#Injuries
THE SKIN EFFECT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_effect#Cause
HOW LIGHTNING KILLS: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/06/27/how-lightning-kills-and-injures-victims/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.146d49ef9865
LETHALITY OF TASER WEAPONS: http://www.charlydmiller.com/LIB07/2005Jul28TaserLethality.pdf
VEHICLES AND LIGHTNING: http://lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/vehicle_strike.html