Man is Inches From Getting Hit by Lightening Bolt

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science

Luckily, his motorcycle takes the shock. Some NSFW language.
There are 55 comments:
Male 13
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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Female 107
we just so happened to have a camera watching this dillweed work on his bike when out jumped lightening.
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Male 15
i think he can be a drama queen all he wabts cuz that lightning wuz close as drat
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Female 2,084
i like the way he can make a joke about it in the end.
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Male 329
"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.

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Male 329
not only is this a repost, but the last time it was posted it was much better quality
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Male 876
I can`t say anything... hmhmhm
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Male 395
lol! clearly fake!
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Male 248
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.
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Male 144
hmm.... fake?
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Female 220
AKappy, you`re a genius.
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Male 455
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.
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Male 148
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...

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Male 1,420
"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

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Female 275
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.
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Male 271
What does NSFW mean?

Err..not safe for...wigwams?

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Female 199
he didnt seem like he was faking it...hmm wth do i know :)
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Female 152
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)
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Male 986
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? ;-)

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Male 1,287
meh. It is what it is. Boots wouldn`t save his ass from a 110VAC circuit, much less lightning
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Male 315
This is god telling him to switch to Geico.
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Male 145
haha i wish he were over the motorcycle ;-D
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Male 632
THAT WAS SOME FUNNY poo!! Only because it was horribly edited but i still got a good laugh from it.
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Male 11
I saw this one a couple o` months ago. BTW, akappy had a nice one this time...
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Female 251
woah...
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Female 674
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.

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Female 2,196
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
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Male 1,078
fake
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Male 160
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
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Female 2,695
lawl
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Male 4,290
^ 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.
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Male 2
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.
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Male 73
fake
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Female 152
good thing his bike wasnt damaged..
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Male 26
lol
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Male 211
it COULD be fake or its just the sucky quailty of the video.....i dunno...either way i like his reaction!:-)
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Male 1,193
fake... who has a camera out during that exact momment?
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Male 354
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.
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Male 354
omg that is so fake it made god cry
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Male 41
It looks kinda fake. Lightning hitting that close would have been a lot brighter I think.
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Male 521
holy shiiii....
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Female 359
*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...

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Male 22
he hasn`t been that scared since he was in a hole in some guys basement told to put the lotion on...
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Male 313
old, but good. and its not fake, the video compression sucks, like any video on the internet, get used to it.
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Male 2,160
had lightning hit my balcony once...it made my TV break and made me feel weird-.-
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Male 888
LordJonathan, ...just..no
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Male 1,348
No, the lightning was Chuck Norris. ;-)
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Male 265
Why have no one pointed out that he looks like Chuck Norris?
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Female 2,220
Yeah I remember watching this a while back when it was lightning-ing in my area.
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Male 377
it looks real enough but his camera is somewhat low quality so its hard to tell.
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Male 380
play it frame by frame, its fake as poo....


Unless his camera sucked.

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Female 472
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?

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Male 429
Dayum...that`s some luck...for the guy to be videotaping that footage...unless it was shopped ;)
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Male 2,616
God is jealous of his motorcycle.
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Male 20,903
Link: Man is Inches From Getting Hit by Lightening Bolt [Rate Link] - Luckily, his motorcycle takes the shock. Some NSFW language.
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