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Date: 02/10/10 01:33 PM

38 Responses to Slow Motion Lightning

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    Link: Slow Motion Lightning - Ever wonder what really happens?
  2. Profile photo of NewKid33
    NewKid33 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Epic!
  3. Profile photo of regalia13
    regalia13 Female 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    the coolest thing ever. I love watching lightning...
  4. Profile photo of Grumpdock
    Grumpdock Male 13-17
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    February 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Ever wonder what really happens?

    Yes, and this video explains nothing.

  5. Profile photo of simonh92
    simonh92 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    wow, that`s awesome!
  6. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Wow...that looked that a dysfunctional firework
  7. Profile photo of zokeman
    zokeman Male 13-17
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    February 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Wow. It gave the impression that lightning has a kind of intelligence where it looks for the first way into the ground it finds to discharge its energy. Very interesting.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Its funny how god just throws a bunch of lightning down and one just randomly hits something..... or not.
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    pyre Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    I`m going to go ahead and be "That guy". This is a repost.
  10. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    "I`m going to go ahead and be "That guy". This is a repost."

    thanks for being the A-hole.

    i`ve never seen this one before, apart from the science channel, discovery channel, and national Geo

  11. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    That`s a clear video!
  12. Profile photo of mikeacello
    mikeacello Male 18-29
    112 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Actually, this is just a bunch of special effects. Lighting travels up from the ground, not down to it.
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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    Actually, this is just a bunch of special effects. Lighting travels up from the ground, not down to it.

    Actually, if you look at the video, it actually does strike up.

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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    yeah don`t be stupid mikeacello. It`s real.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    Nah, I never wonder, cause I`ve seen this vid a few times. It still never ceases to amaze, though.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    It looks like both "strike down/strike up" stories seem to hold truth.

    Observation:

    The initial strike feels downward, then when the electricity reaches the earth, it becomes grounded, and then "fires".

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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Yeah, Paul1582 is right. The initial shock finds the path of least resistance, but the bolt itself travels back up the path.

    Also, I think this may be a repost from a long time back?

  18. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    that was pretty much amazing...
  19. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Holy crappith. That`s just awesome. No wonder our hairs stand up.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    February 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    "Yeah, Paul1582 is right. The initial shock finds the path of least resistance, but the bolt itself travels back up the path.

    Also, I think this may be a repost from a long time back?"


    This is, indeed, a repost, but we have many new users, so it doesn`t really matter.

  21. Profile photo of aCcuser
    aCcuser Male 18-29
    78 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    I wish that lighting strike struck my ballsack so i wouldnt have to shave em any more.

    just my opinion =)

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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    February 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    i was hoping it WASNT this video.

    but oh well, repost.

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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    the spike that hit the ground was like "FIRST!"
  24. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Would an admin mind banning mnyberg84`s spamming ass?
  25. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    that is just so damn pretty
  26. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 12:25 am
    @aCcuser

    That can be done.

  27. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 12:43 am
    Would an admin mind banning mnyberg84`s spamming ass?

    mnyberg84 has just stepped out for a while. He may be some time.

  28. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 1:39 am
    watch closely. it doesnt strike up. it just follows the path set by the first branch that touches the ground. to the guy who said its interesting that lightning seems to "search" for the path of least resistance. you are correct. thats EXACTLY what it does haha its basically electricity. common knowledge bud. very awesome. id like to know the fps of the camera that filmed this though.. i didnt think we had any that could slow it down to catch something moving over 3000 miles per second
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 2:50 am
    Natures so beautiful, even when shes has her wrath!
  30. Profile photo of imjustsayin
    imjustsayin Female 40-49
    5 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 3:47 am
    Cool!!
  31. Profile photo of mikeacello
    mikeacello Male 18-29
    112 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 3:49 am
    Aww, I didn`t get as many insults as I hoped with my last post. Only one "stupid" and five explanations. *sigh* I need more work to become a decent troll.
  32. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 4:54 am
    I could watch this over and over...that`s awesome.
  33. Profile photo of rockcabbage
    rockcabbage Male 18-29
    394 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 5:20 am
    Another repost?
  34. Profile photo of DaSheezy
    DaSheezy Male 13-17
    151 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 5:21 am
    my applause goes to mikacello. succesful troll is humble.
  35. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 9:08 am
    @mikeacello don`t worry you will get there someday...why not try practice on some fail blog videos, they are always more than willing to help!
  36. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Does anyone have high speed footage of a lightning strike from inside a car being struck by it? That would be interesting. You`re safe (assuming it`s not a convertable :) ) but what would it look like from inside? It would be pretty cool to sit safely while a bona fide death ray discharges a foot away.

    Hmm...safe...would you be safe if the car was made of carbon fibre? Plastic bodywork?

  37. Profile photo of SexyZoe
    SexyZoe Female 13-17
    44 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 6:54 am
    interesting...
  38. Profile photo of devildog78
    devildog78 Male 30-39
    70 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    lightening is soo awesome

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