Can We Guess If You Are More Thunder or Lightning?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess If You Are More Thunder or Lightning?
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About This Quiz

When you're a kid, before you get to science class and learn about how weather works, thunder and lightning are two of the most amazing things you'll ever experience in life. It's like the sky itself got mad at you and wanted to throw a tantrum of epic proportions. There are loud noises and flashing lights, and it's about the most intense thing you'll ever see. And sure, later in life you can learn about the science behind it and how hot and cold fronts interact and negatively charged particles meeting positively charged particles, but does it make any of it less awesome? When you stop to really take it in, a thunderstorm is still one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena in the world.

The cool thing about a thunderstorm is that duality between thunder and lightning. They're two halves of the same coin. One's the big, destructive flash; the other's the booming, terrifying sound that comes with it. They're different yet the same, and that's kind of cool. It's just like people! Some of us are all flash; some of us bring that boom. Think we can guess which side of the coin you spend most of your time on? Are you thunder or lightning? Take the quiz and see!

Bad day How hard is it for people to tell if you're having a bad day?
Oh, they're gonna hear about it!
If it's really bad? It'll be obvious.
I try to keep that stuff to myself.
I might freak out a little if it gets too out of hand, so that's noticeable.

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Concert crowd If you had the ability to do either, would you rather be front row for an awesome new band or actually be in the band?
I don't need to be on stage, but I'll take front-row seats.
Put me front and center on stage!
Actually, can I sit back a few rows? Front row is too close.
I kind of like being seen, so why not perform?

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House party How many parties get thrown at your house in the average year?
Maaaaaybe one?
It's kind of unpredictable.
Pretty much zero
Hopefully a few big ones!

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Shower singing Let's say you're home totally alone. Any chance you're singing in the shower?
You better believe it.
I will sing at any time and any place.
Not really
Anything's possible?

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Fight Someone's been talking trash about you, and now they want to throw hands. What's your next step?
I don't need to engage in that foolishness.
IT'S ON!
I'll avoid that, thanks.
I'll defend myself if I have to.

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Concert lights Do you prefer a really loud concert or a flashy one?
I love it loud!
I like flashy if it's unique, too.
I just want good music!
Flashy is fun.

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Dog All dogs are officially awesome. But which dog do you want to have the most?
Mastiff
Pit bull
Chihuahua
German Shepherd

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Road trip Are you spontaneous enough to just pick a direction and drive that way with no plan at all?
What? No!
Heck yeah!
I mean, I can just use Google and see what's in that direction. It'll literally take two minutes.
I do like having adventures.

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X-Men Storm Which superhero has the coolest weather-related powers?
Thor
Storm
Tempest
Black Lightning

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Bed time What's the very last thing you do at night before you go to sleep?
Brush my teeth
Probably drop my phone on my face while I try to watch videos.
Lie down
Depends on the night!

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Messy room If we went into your room right now, would it be all neat and tidy or would it look like a storm hit it?
It's looking pretty decent.
It's a disaster zone, TBH.
It's always pristine.
I don't think the maid's gotten to it yet.

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Revenge Have you ever seriously planned to get revenge on someone who wronged you?
Oh yeah, for sure!
Seriously? No.
No, but I still remember who wronged me.
Nah, I just get mad, but then it blows over.

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Summer rain Some people hate the rain, but not everyone. What's the most fun thing you can do during a summer shower?
Go for a run
Splash in some puddles
I really don't like the rain, so I'll opt out.
Just stand there and feel refreshed

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Beach party Now you're at the beach! What's good?
Just lying there in the sun
Wakeboarding
A barbecue
Maybe some volleyball

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Date What's the most fun activity to do on a date with someone?
Wait, people do things on dates?
Put on your dancin' shoes!
Mini golf and go-karts!
A movie

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Skydiving Would you ever consider going skydiving?
No. No, I would not.
I've already done it!
I'd rather just climb a mountain or something.
Sounds awesome!

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Storm rain What song about the weather is most likely to show up on your playlist?
"Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
"Riders on the Storm" by the Doors
"Purple Rain" by Prince
"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses

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Mermaid Would you rather make friends with Bigfoot or a mermaid?
Mermaid me!
I can have more than one friend, ya know.
I don't want to ruin your day, but neither one of those things is real.
Bigfoot for sure.

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Tiger fight Have you ever been in a physical fight with someone before?
I try to avoid actual confrontation.
Oh yeah, I'm scrappy.
Never
Just to defend myself

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Stress If you had a super stressful day, what's the first thing you're going to do when you get home?
I'm hitting the tub. Time for some self-care!
Calling up some friends to do something fun
It's nap time.
I'm playing with my pet.

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Cooking How good of a cook are you?
Do you want ramen noodles? I can make those.
I'm basically Gordon Ramsay.
I never cook.
I can make a few things pretty well.

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Hitchhiker Should you ever pick up a hitchhiker?
Maybe?
Do you wanna get horror movied? That's how you get horror movied.
That's a case-by-case-basis kind of thing
Nooooo!

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Movie theater You can only watch one movie with the word "thunder" in the title. What's it going to be?
"Tropic Thunder"
"Thunderball"
"Days of Thunder"
"Thunder in Paradise"

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Earth from moon If you could visit the moon, would you go?
There's nothing on the moon. No thanks.
I would go take a selfie for sure.
It's Mars or nothing.
Yeah, who gets to go to the moon ever?

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Lightning over house What's one thing you'd never do during a storm?
Go boating
Be outside
Hide under a tree
Play golf

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Ice cream What's the most underrated ice cream flavor out there?
Strawberry
Rocky Road
Pistachio
Butter pecan

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Cloud ice cream People see shapes in clouds all the time. What do you see most often?
Faces
Monsters
Nothing, really
Animals

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Search for alien life Do you believe in aliens?
Who knows?
Oh, there are aliens, and the government knows about them.
Nope
I bet something else lives out there.

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Portland, OR What city in America has the best weather overall?
Portland
Las Vegas
Chicago
New York

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Wilderness survival You're lost in the woods. How long could you last?
Not so long
As long as I needed to
I wouldn't be in the woods to start with.
A few days

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