If we would:
- put a 1.5m steel bar, 1m in the ground, 50cm above the ground
- put a 1.5m steel bar, 1m in the ground, 50cm above the ground BUT fully covering it with 5cm thick wood, so with a very good electric insulation.
The question: Which one would be struckted by lightning with a bigger chance?
Naively, logically I would say it would hit the one WITHOUT the electric insulation. Maybe it would never hit the insulated one?