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Date: 11/19/07 02:49 AM

56 Responses to Man is Inches From Getting Hit by Lightening Bolt

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    Link: Man is Inches From Getting Hit by Lightening Bolt - Luckily, his motorcycle takes the shock. Some NSFW language.
  2. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 2:56 am
    God is jealous of his motorcycle.
  3. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
    429 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 2:58 am
    Dayum...that`s some luck...for the guy to be videotaping that footage...unless it was shopped ;)
  4. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Chance of getting struck by lightning: 1 billion to 1
    Chance of getting struck by lighting when a camera is on: 30 to 1.

    What have we learnt?

  5. Profile photo of xboxman
    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 3:28 am
    play it frame by frame, its fake as poo....


    Unless his camera sucked.

  6. Profile photo of shadow50001
    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 3:38 am
    it looks real enough but his camera is somewhat low quality so its hard to tell.
  7. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 3:42 am
    Yeah I remember watching this a while back when it was lightning-ing in my area.
  8. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2007 at 3:46 am
    "HOLY FUÇKING SH¡T!!"

    That made me laugh, i don`t care if it`s fake or not, it made me laugh, that`s what counts for me

  9. Profile photo of kongen
    kongen Male 18-29
    265 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 5:09 am
    Why have no one pointed out that he looks like Chuck Norris?
  10. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2007 at 5:30 am
    No, the lightning was Chuck Norris. ;-)
  11. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    888 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 5:38 am
    LordJonathan, ...just..no
  12. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 8:21 am
    had lightning hit my balcony once...it made my TV break and made me feel weird-.-
  13. Profile photo of kooshi_govno
    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
    313 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 8:51 am
    old, but good. and its not fake, the video compression sucks, like any video on the internet, get used to it.
  14. Profile photo of greatgazoo
    greatgazoo Male 18-29
    22 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 10:43 am
    he hasn`t been that scared since he was in a hole in some guys basement told to put the lotion on...
  15. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    *facepalms at greatgazoo*

    I like watching videos of people nearly getting hit by lightning and stuff, for some reason it`s always REALLY fun to watch...

  16. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 12:41 pm
    holy shiiii....
  17. Profile photo of Usernameless
    Usernameless Male 18-29
    41 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    It looks kinda fake. Lightning hitting that close would have been a lot brighter I think.
  18. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
    354 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    omg that is so fake it made god cry
  19. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    let me say why its fake if you have ever been near a lightening strike its much more of a boom and there is a certain shock wave to it. it struck beside my house and my whole house was shaking. also if it was that close it would be a blinding light you would not be able to see the bolt like that.
  20. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    fake... who has a camera out during that exact momment?
  21. Profile photo of ModifiedCar
    ModifiedCar Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 2:37 pm
    it COULD be fake or its just the sucky quailty of the video.....i dunno...either way i like his reaction!:-)
  22. Profile photo of R-E-L
    R-E-L Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    lol
  23. Profile photo of flyingpixiex
    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
    152 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    good thing his bike wasnt damaged..
  24. Profile photo of iJasc
    iJasc Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    fake
  25. Profile photo of horsepower00
    horsepower00 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    Grow up man, the charge was not even great enough to distort the magnetic field of the camera. It is definately more sensitive to high voltage electric fields than your well insolated body. Plus you had boots on, the charge would never have gone through you. You are electrically isolated.
  26. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 5:11 pm
    ^ Isolated for a normal-ish electrical current maybe. Not the the thousands of amps you get in a lightning bolt. That amount of current can make almost anything conduct.
  27. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    lawl
  28. Profile photo of Gigaman
    Gigaman Male 18-29
    161 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    nah o.o if his motorcycle got hit by lightning it would have either blown up or melted since lightning is hotter than the sun o.o its capable of turning soil to glass
  29. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    fake
  30. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    wasnt he indoors and the chances of getting hit by lighting are in the 100 thousands and having a camera there makes it slimmer oh and why was he filming him repairing his bike hmmmm maybe to edit it
  31. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 7:54 pm
    The bike wasn`t hit by lightning. It was hit by a fork of the main bolt itself. The main bolt hit the vents, a small vein hitting the bike itself.

    I`ve had lightning strike very close to me during the day. Not much light to it.

  32. Profile photo of maiye
    maiye Female 13-17
    251 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 7:56 pm
    woah...
  33. Profile photo of ShadowNova13
    ShadowNova13 Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    I saw this one a couple o` months ago. BTW, akappy had a nice one this time...
  34. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    THAT WAS SOME FUNNY poo!! Only because it was horribly edited but i still got a good laugh from it.
  35. Profile photo of maxog1
    maxog1 Male 13-17
    145 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 8:32 pm
    haha i wish he were over the motorcycle ;-D
  36. Profile photo of Poefan101
    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 8:36 pm
    This is god telling him to switch to Geico.
  37. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    meh. It is what it is. Boots wouldn`t save his ass from a 110VAC circuit, much less lightning
  38. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    stop saying its fake cause you think theres no chance he had a camera at the right time...


    maybe he was bored like u and he was about to do some tricks on his bike then post it on some website like iab? ;-)

  39. Profile photo of bandits1111
    bandits1111 Female 18-29
    152 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    It`s real enough and plausible. As JaundiceCake said it wasn`t a direct hit from the lightening but a fork from the lightening hitting the vent. The kick stand was important because the bike is on tires and rubber doesn`t conduct the current so the charge jumped from the vent to the kickstand. Not the world`s authority here, but I live in the lightening capital of the world so that must have some credibility. :o)
  40. Profile photo of sum41chck911
    sum41chck911 Female 13-17
    199 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    he didnt seem like he was faking it...hmm wth do i know :)
  41. Profile photo of Unbalancing
    Unbalancing Male 13-17
    271 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 10:37 pm
    What does NSFW mean?

    Err..not safe for...wigwams?

  42. Profile photo of whyaskwhy
    whyaskwhy Female 13-17
    275 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 10:46 pm
    i like how he`s going on about how scared he was, but he`s still just hanging around outside in the open.
    i`m pretty sure i`d cower in my house until the sun came out.
  43. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    November 19, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    "Chance of getting struck by lightning: 1 billion to 1
    Chance of getting struck by lighting when a camera is on: 30 to 1.

    What have we learnt?"
    that youre not even good at exaggeration. 30:1? so if you have a camera youre thirty times more likely to get stuck by lightning than to NOT get struck? or do you mean, for every normal video, there are 30 that fake lightning strikes?
    either way, thats definitely a little extreme

    but congrats to that crew for standing where lightning just struck for a couple minutes to talk about it

  44. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 12:26 am
    I call fake. Being inches away from something that is hotter then the sun and not getting any kind of burns...
    From Wiki...

    "Lightning heats nearby air to about 10,000 °C (18,000 °F) nearly instantly, which is almost twice the temperature of the Sun’s surface. The heating creates a shock wave that is heard as thunder."

    But IDK for sure...

  45. Profile photo of Grossen
    Grossen Male 18-29
    455 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 1:10 am
    The air is only heated by that much if it`s a part of the energy transfer known as lightning. While the air around it is definitely heated by such close proximity to plasma, it`s not nearly as hot.
    If it was a full strike, then yes...the guy could`ve been burned pretty badly. The time it takes for lightning to strike means there`s very little time for the heat to spread enough to burn a person, even if they`re that close. I`m sure he got quite the scare, though, and probably crapped his pants. That`s just as good in my book.
  46. Profile photo of asphyxiated
    asphyxiated Female 13-17
    220 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 11:56 am
    AKappy, you`re a genius.
  47. Profile photo of Drahcir
    Drahcir Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    hmm.... fake?
  48. Profile photo of stot3
    stot3 Male 13-17
    248 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 2:42 pm
    But then again, lighting is one pretty quick shrew. So if it`s real I doubt it would be too many cameras able to ctach it.
  49. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    395 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    lol! clearly fake!
  50. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    I can`t say anything... hmhmhm
  51. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    not only is this a repost, but the last time it was posted it was much better quality
  52. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
    329 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 9:48 pm
    "Isolated for a normal-ish electrical current maybe. Not the the thousands of amps you get in a lightning bolt. That amount of current can make almost anything conduct." ~ almightybob 1

    sorry to say, but its not current. its extremely high voltage that is being grounded out. it is thousands of volts that can make anything conduct, amps is only the amount of current flowing, not the charge. but it would probably have some decent current through it maybe.

  53. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    i like the way he can make a joke about it in the end.
  54. Profile photo of bigb7965
    bigb7965 Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2007 at 1:23 am
    i think he can be a drama queen all he wabts cuz that lightning wuz close as drat
  55. Profile photo of pillowpants
    pillowpants Female 18-29
    107 posts
    November 22, 2007 at 3:26 pm
    we just so happened to have a camera watching this dillweed work on his bike when out jumped lightening.
  56. Profile photo of syrinxsean
    syrinxsean Male 30-39
    13 posts
    November 23, 2007 at 11:36 am
    I think my favorite part is that neither the video nor the IAB post spell "lightning" correctly. The IAB post says "lightening" and the video itself is titled "Struck by lighting". I love it! Gotta watch out for those lamps!

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