Created By: Stonedkyubi on April 10, 2012

A great Thunderbolt!

Thunder and Lightning tends to get mixed up.

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Thunder is a sound, while lightning is electricity. Thunder is a sound created by lightning. In media, though, people tend to associate electricity with thunder, giving us things like thunderbolts and the sort. I've checked to see if this already existed, but it doesn't.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • April 10, 2012
    Umm...No one? I thought at least SOMEONE would've said something....
  • April 10, 2012
    Dude, the minimum time before you're allowed to complain about lack of responses is 24 hours.
  • April 10, 2012
    Instant Thunder seems like a "see also".
  • April 10, 2012
    Here are two previous ykttws on the same topic.
  • April 11, 2012
    The premise is flawed. Obviously, in cases where they are used in interchangeably, the person does not regard thunder as a sound and lightning as electricity. This is particularly true in cultures that do not understand electricity.
  • April 11, 2012
    Right. Without electricity, thunder and lightning are inseparable phenomena.
  • April 11, 2012
    • In Kid Icarus Uprising, Pit keeps saying "thunder" instead of "lightning". Phosphora, who uses electric attacks, angrily keeps correcting him.
  • April 11, 2012
    Zeus hurls thunderbolts. They're actually lightning, but the thunder is generated by the speed of the bolt's travel -- just as in RL, since thunder is lightning breaking the sound barrier.
  • April 11, 2012
    In Final Fantasy, Thunder is the electric element in Black Mage spells, not "lightning" and not "electricity".
  • April 11, 2012
    i believe this happens in pokemon a few times
  • April 12, 2012
    ^ Yes. "Pikachu! Thunderbolt!"
  • April 19, 2012
    "PIKACHU used THUNDERBOLT!" should be the page image.
  • April 19, 2012
    In Snow Dogs, Thunder Jack got his name "because he got hit by thunder." Cuba Gooding Jr's character lampshades how this should be impossible.