As the title says, is there any danger in touching the water tap or sitting in a bath tub etc. inside the house during a thunderstorm?
I heard that it is dangerous, as the lightning could hit some water pipe which is electrically connected with my tap and "fry" me.
But I don't really believe this. My thought is that the lightning is a current between the clouds and the earth due to the difference of electric potentials. So why should the current search its way through my body, which is a great detour with much more resistance than flowing directly into the ground.
So please tell me which theory is correct and explain why.
And are there any conditions that have to be met by the house/pipes/bathtubs/... to be able to be safely used during a thunderstorm?