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Date: 05/12/07 02:35 AM

93 Responses to Lightning Strikes Tree in Backyard

  1. Profile photo of littleoracle
    littleoracle Female 30-39
    322 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 6:19 pm
    Link: Lightning Strikes Tree in Backyard - This is why you go don`t play outside during thunderstorms.
  2. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:37 am
    lightning hurts
  3. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
    302 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Wow, creepy.
  4. Profile photo of Emoberry
    Emoberry Female 18-29
    29 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:40 am
    now, go over to the tree and see what has fallen from it....yum boiled eggs ^_^
  5. Profile photo of chillywhack
    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Cool
  6. Profile photo of Squeepy999
    Squeepy999 Female 18-29
    120 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:41 am
    how pretty...it looked like Christmas tree.....:-D
  7. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:42 am
    It went boom....

    BOOM I tell you!! Boom!

  8. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Meh, photoshopped. You can totally see the pixels.
  9. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:44 am
    sweeeeeettt...
    it`s supposedly beautiful when lightning strikes the beach, rare as I imagine it to be because of height issues, because the heat creates a glass sculpture a few feet large in the sand
    i remember seeing a picture a long time ago, but my memory could be getting fuzzy
    bah humbug
  10. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:54 am
    scared the hell outta me
  11. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:54 am
    gotta scare the hell outta whoever was videotaping that
  12. Profile photo of GeneralPhyL
    GeneralPhyL Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:56 am
    Damn.

    Any birds in that thing were having a bad day.

  13. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:04 am
    How`s the tree?
  14. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2007 at 3:07 am
    What a lucky shot.
  15. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:10 am
    Did the person who was taping this scream? I would`ve dropped the camera and run.
  16. Profile photo of 240ZettoAKA
    240ZettoAKA Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Sizzling....
  17. Profile photo of scottthebum
    scottthebum Male 18-29
    383 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:30 am
    place lightning rods atop all your yard evergreens and voila! no more need for christmas lights!
  18. Profile photo of Sinz
    Sinz Male 13-17
    9 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:56 am
    reminds me of pikachu
  19. Profile photo of tomsss
    tomsss Male 18-29
    403 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:20 am
    the tree was ENERGIZED
  20. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:31 am
    BOOM! goes the lightning strike
  21. Profile photo of innergoth
    innergoth Male 13-17
    200 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:37 am
    is the tree ok? o.O
  22. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:48 am
    Ye! Don`t play under trees. And don`t have Cell phones on or some freakin Recording Camera as well.
  23. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:56 am
    If that video gets around I`m betting there`ll be a lot of Darwin Award nominees this year.
  24. Profile photo of Hungwell
    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 6:34 am
    Demondan...WT drat....you`ve posted the same thing a multitude of times.
  25. Profile photo of Dragynwing
    Dragynwing Female 18-29
    130 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 6:43 am
    see...my phobia of lightning is justified. lightning and thunder scare the mess out of me.
  26. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:00 am
    What did the tree do to deserve that.
  27. Profile photo of rofl-sockz13
    rofl-sockz13 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:24 am
    dang, that tree got 0WN3D! 0WN3D I SAY!
  28. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:25 am
    aw =( poor tree.
  29. Profile photo of Demogorgon66
    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
    193 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:24 am
    WTG Demondan. Someone that feels the same way about her.
  30. Profile photo of Sarah-x
    Sarah-x Female 13-17
    50 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:30 am
    i`m scared!|-(
  31. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:12 am
    damn...
  32. Profile photo of tnt1126
    tnt1126 Male 13-17
    79 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm
    omg that was so pimp
  33. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
    703 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    i`ve been pretty close to that before when i was outside when it was raining.... not that close though.... its pretty scary... first impression is to run =)
  34. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    x.x Deja vu, for me. Crap like that has happened to me almost five times.

    (Something out there hates me)

  35. Profile photo of MrMagnum
    MrMagnum Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    That was so cool
  36. Profile photo of fxckingbored
    fxckingbored Male 13-17
    246 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    holy poo
  37. Profile photo of driftalways
    driftalways Female 18-29
    88 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    wow
  38. Profile photo of ZenDragon
    ZenDragon Female 18-29
    229 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    What did Zeus have against that tree?
  39. Profile photo of Ult_Timmeh
    Ult_Timmeh Male 13-17
    81 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    Looks like you can`t even stand near a tree when it`s storming...
  40. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    Well you can go and play in a lightning storm, just not in an open field or directly under trees.
  41. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    Holy poo, if that was me i would have crapped my pants and run
    Again, wat r the chances that happening right when ur filming too?
  42. Profile photo of stumped4ever
    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    thats some badass lighting
  43. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    AWESOMENESS! :D :D :D!!!!1!1
  44. Profile photo of brigallo1
    brigallo1 Male 13-17
    93 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    woah. that was pretty cool. but i have to wonder why he was filming his backyard.
  45. Profile photo of rockleeowns
    rockleeowns Male 13-17
    54 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    This is my first post. I feel strange..I...I..I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!
    Anyway pretty sweet lightning.
  46. Profile photo of 19487
    19487 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    My cat was stuck in that tree :|
  47. Profile photo of chaosgirl
    chaosgirl Female 13-17
    169 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    It was glowing...That was pretty...
  48. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    That`s amazing. Nature is amazing. AH-MAZE-ING!
  49. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
    325 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    that was quite cool
  50. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Why doesnt everybody put energy-zappers on top of trees? Lots `o energy for something! :D
  51. Profile photo of meepdude
    meepdude Male 13-17
    273 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    *punchs Kougaiji in the face* THIS IS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! GAWD! Why do people always resort to thinking its photoshopped when they are too thick-headed to realize that things like this happen!?
  52. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
    733 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm
    wiked
  53. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    COOOOOOOOOOOOOL;-()
  54. Profile photo of sir-cheese
    sir-cheese Male 13-17
    761 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    . . .. Boom!!. . . .. poo wheres the mop ? ?
  55. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    @o@ :-)

    I do that trick where every second that passes before hearing a BOOM is equivalent to 1 mile away....It always strikes really far away from me :-P.

    I also remember that the whole "lightning never strikes the same spot twice" is complete bullsh*t. Lightning strikes the Empire State Building several times a year.

    Just found this on the internet :-). I didn`t do anything to make sure it was 100% accurate information but I got it off of this website (warning for all those who like information well researched)
    "A hundred lightning bolts do hit Earth every second—and more than eight million hit Earth every year." - Lightning: The Deadly Truth
    Reported by John Roach and written by Sarah Ives
    National Geographic Kids News
    July 13, 2004
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/kids/...

    o_0 100 a second :-O!!!

  56. Profile photo of Aigidh
    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    They should have gotten a picture of the aftermath.
  57. Profile photo of IloveShoes
    IloveShoes Female 18-29
    430 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    one we were at lake powell and the lightening hit the rocks on the beach where our boat was anchored. we were all up top and it was literally like 20 ft away. it was so loud! i guesss we should seen what it did to the rocks, they were those red sandstone rocks.
  58. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 7:56 pm
    they should have showed the tree after it was struck
  59. Profile photo of x_Xeon_x
    x_Xeon_x Male 18-29
    47 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    If you`ve ever seen a that has been hit by lightning, you will notice that some things could have happend.
    1) Nothing
    2) Limb broke off tree
    3) Burnt

    The reason why you really dont want to stand near a tree, would be because the lightning instantly heats up the water and sap inside a tree, and when a limb bursts off, the hot liquid will burn the §hit out of your skin. Not to mention all the flying splinters and other larger peices of wood.

  60. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    woah!!
    thatd be so cool to see =]
    wicked
  61. Profile photo of skating247
    skating247 Female 13-17
    268 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm
    at least they got a cool video out of almost getting hit by lightening.
  62. Profile photo of shadow50001
    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:46 pm
    just saying 2 things

    1. thank you meepdude!
    and
    2. that was awesome

  63. Profile photo of Omgroflwtf
    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    pure pwnage cause u now the litenin wuz hittin teh tree and teh tree was liek OMFG HAX and then teh lighnin waz lyek LOL 0WNED N00B LOLOLLOLOLOOLO,OOOOLLLLLLLLolO


    it`s a merge of the 1337 keyboard and this post 0__o

  64. Profile photo of meepdude
    meepdude Male 13-17
    273 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    ur welcome. *cracks knuckles* geez...damm people always saying "photoshopped!" I`m sick of it. X.x
  65. Profile photo of Nadroj09
    Nadroj09 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:42 pm
    a little known fact about lightning:
    When lightning strikes you, it is so hot that it explodes the sweat on your body forcefully enough to rip all your clothes off
  66. Profile photo of 1trackmind
    1trackmind Female 18-29
    27 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    Awwww cooolllll!
  67. Profile photo of Buffarillo
    Buffarillo Male 13-17
    36 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:24 am
    dang...i wish i could remember what it was called when lightning strikes sand and makes the sculpture thingy....
  68. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:54 am
    You can see the energy jump out of the tree before the lightning actually strikes. Pretty cool.
  69. Profile photo of Custardface
    Custardface Male 13-17
    94 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:21 am
    wow... freaky .....crud i wonder what the man was thinking when it hit somthing like `WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!?!?`
  70. Profile photo of mts2457
    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:39 am
    "go don`t"
  71. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:44 am
    -"A hundred lightning bolts do hit Earth every second—and more than eight million hit Earth every year." - Lightning: The Deadly Truth -

    Is it just me or is that completely wrong? Just off the top of my head, but, I`d think 100 a second would average out a little higher than 8 million in a year.

  72. Profile photo of MGUESTY
    MGUESTY Male 30-39
    75 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:00 am
    That`s pretty accurate B-Hazard. This vid is incredible because it happened so close to the observer. Thankfully, I`ve see lighting hit a tree and shatter the topmost branches into splinters but from a healthy distance.
  73. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:41 am
    1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott!
  74. Profile photo of alimander
    alimander Female 18-29
    182 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:49 am
    dude
  75. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:09 am
    what the hell was that kid doing back there with a camera anyway? who the hell does that
  76. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    That was cool.
  77. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    My 2nd grade teacher told me to hide under a tree in a thunderstorm
  78. Profile photo of surf831
    surf831 Male 13-17
    117 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm
    ^lol^

    The tree that lighting struck in my yard exploded.

  79. Profile photo of Pyro_Raver
    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
    284 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:45 pm
    Its actually safe to play outside in a thunder storm all you have to do is make sure someone there is taller than you
  80. Profile photo of flyingpixiex
    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
    152 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 11:50 am
    that was really pretty...
  81. Profile photo of flyingpixiex
    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2007 at 11:51 am
    meepdude
    Male, 13-17, Southern US
    62 Posts Saturday, May 12, 2007 5:03:15 PM
    *punchs Kougaiji in the face* THIS IS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! GAWD! Why do people always resort to thinking its photoshopped when they are too thick-headed to realize that things like this happen!?

    you retard, he was joking

  82. Profile photo of ChainGangBG
    ChainGangBG Female 18-29
    4 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Damnnn .....
  83. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    "you retard, he was joking"

    Was that necessary?

  84. Profile photo of markrg
    markrg Male 18-29
    18 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    crazy. a cousin of mine was stuck by lightning once...she survived (luckily). If it had been like the bolt that hit that tree, I think it would have been a different story.
  85. Profile photo of theBSR
    theBSR Male 30-39
    992 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 1:56 am
    Here`s what I woulda done.....
  86. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    *stunned* whoa, freaky
  87. Profile photo of r-chill
    r-chill Female 13-17
    560 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    holy shiznits
  88. Profile photo of elyse_42
    elyse_42 Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    Kougaiji

    "Meh, photoshopped. You can totally see the pixels."

    LMFAO why does everyone asume EVERYTHING is freakin` photoshopped good lord!

  89. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    looks like a christmas tree without snow :p
  90. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
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    May 19, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    wicked
  91. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    I like how the cameraman lost his sh*t as soon the lightning hit the tree. He basically dove to the ground! Then again, I don`t think I would even be *looking* outside during a thunderstorm
  92. Profile photo of savoytuffle
    savoytuffle Female 18-29
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    December 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    Scary!
  93. Profile photo of OctoberRose
    OctoberRose Female 18-29
    61 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 5:23 am
    you can see the lightening go to the ground.

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