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Date: 02/13/10 12:00 PM

114 Responses to The Results Of Lightning Striking A Man [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    Link: The Results Of Lightning Striking A Man - This man survived a bolt of lightning that struck and exited his back. This was the scar it left...
  2. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Looks pretty cool actually, minus the whole getting struck by lightning part
  3. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Lucky guy, that must be an incredible experience to live through.
  4. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Kickass scar! And he only needed to sacrifice the use of his legs, arms, and neck to get it.
  5. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    freaking awesome
  6. Profile photo of shamille
    shamille Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    ...

    that is sexy as hell

  7. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    that is such a sweet scar. im actually jealous
  8. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    I WANT ONE
  9. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
    1043 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    A tree :D
  10. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    That`s......kind of kick-ass.
  11. Profile photo of deadmonkee
    deadmonkee Female 18-29
    71 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    i would turn that into an awesome tattoo
  12. Profile photo of peglegsam
    peglegsam Female 18-29
    95 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    id feel pretty effing special if i was that guy.
  13. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    cool
  14. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    HOLY EFF!!
  15. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Best battle scar ever!
  16. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    @ OverTheMoo

    Kind of?

    That`s BAD ASS.

  17. Profile photo of Stane
    Stane Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Woah! It LOOKS like lightening!
  18. Profile photo of spartanman
    spartanman Male 13-17
    198 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Oh my...It`s Zeus!
  19. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    On one hand it sucks to get struck by lightning.
    On the other hand it leaves behind a totally badass scar/tattoo (scartoo?).
  20. Profile photo of QBW
    QBW Male 13-17
    48 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    thats amazin
  21. Profile photo of bojanski
    bojanski Male 18-29
    9 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    In your face, body modders
  22. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    i think that is the most badass scar a person can get. its even cooler than a shark bite.
  23. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    badass
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    ow!
  25. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    That`s like if I punched someone and left a girl-shaped mark.
  26. Profile photo of ppassion
    ppassion Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    wow.....thats all.
  27. Profile photo of Rorschach_
    Rorschach_ Male 40-49
    115 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Is electricity alive? think about it. How about fire. What determines life. Breathing? Eating? Growing? You cant say its consciousness `cause that plant in your room is alive. Fire eats. Fire grows and fire breathes.
  28. Profile photo of Nucleartoast
    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
    258 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    awesome
  29. Profile photo of Peveo4589
    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    That would suck if it hurt to touch, otherwise it looks pretty cool. I`m off to stand in a thunderstorm with a metal rod.
  30. Profile photo of piemaster
    piemaster Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    Rorschach, there are actually well defined criteria, So lightning and viruses and fire and pet rocks aren`t alive.
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Unless you can make a scientifically substantial argument that lightning possesses the qualities of heretibility, replication, catalysis, and energy utilization lightning does not live.
  32. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    rorschach

    do not confuse the context in which the words "eats" "grows" and "breathes"

    eats means to take into the mouth and devour for nourishment but it can also mean to destroy or consume in the same way an engine consumes fuel.

    it does not grow, it is kept perpetuated by its surroundings. it does not grow at a steady pace dictated by its genes.

    it does not breathe, it consumes the air around it and turns it into a dangerous gas by way of chemical reaction

    DO NOT CONFUSE A BIOLOGICAL PROCESS WITH A CHEMICAL PROCESS

  33. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    @opiebreath that`s true but it makes a great tattoo!
  34. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    @amonamarth20 "DO NOT CONFUSE A BIOLOGICAL PROCESS WITH A CHEMICAL PROCESS"

    What is a biological process if not a chemical process? You should elaborate...

  35. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Chemistry: The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter (aka the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.)

    Biology: The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution.

  36. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    their both part of science but they are in their own classes of science which occassionally overlap but in this case it only over laps when you find a human body on fire lol

    its like RnB and metal. they`re both types of music but to say they`re the same is stupid

  37. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Best scar ever?
  38. Profile photo of amonamarth20
    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    hell yea, crucible! XD
  39. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    I am so jealous right now.
  40. Profile photo of Lejjena
    Lejjena Male 18-29
    68 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    yup. best scar evar.
  41. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    second best.

    My boy Harry P. still takes the cake for the ORIGINAL lighting scar.

  42. Profile photo of aahhdude
    aahhdude Female 18-29
    110 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    ouch
  43. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Lichtenberg figures look so cool, but they look better in acrylic. Nevertheless it still looks epic!
  44. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Fake.
  45. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    patchouly: Not fake. As Ranakamarth says, it`s a Lichtenberg figure (or scar in this instance), look it up.
  46. Profile photo of mais_dare
    mais_dare Male 18-29
    121 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    That`d be a badass scar to have.
  47. Profile photo of MsMalicious
    MsMalicious Female 18-29
    291 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Wow, I love how people call fake in anything thats even slightly unbelievable. Close minded jacka****
  48. Profile photo of acanatane
    acanatane Female 18-29
    276 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    apart from the bad part of being struck by lightening this is awesome! bet he gets some awesome stories offit now, lol

    @farsidedown- sad...really,really sad

  49. Profile photo of greenspark82
    greenspark82 Female 18-29
    365 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Yikes! I have never been struck by lightening but I have been standing near a window after getting out of the shower and had lightening come through the window in a blue-streak right over my shoulder. That made me scream and run like a turkey to the bedroom.
  50. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    that`s a scar i wouldn`t mind having on the back. looks almost intentional than an accident.
  51. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Where`s Voldemort?
  52. Profile photo of deeplick
    deeplick Male 18-29
    234 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    I would think thats bad ass myself, not only did he get hit by it, but now has a lightening shaped scar on his back to prove it.
  53. Profile photo of Ivar2112
    Ivar2112 Male 18-29
    271 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    Saw somethin about this on NGC, these are burn marks that go away after a few hours, look cool though
  54. Profile photo of hazeofwar
    hazeofwar Male 18-29
    213 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    I would TRY to get struck by lightning to get a scar like that.
  55. Profile photo of kamietsu
    kamietsu Male 18-29
    427 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Looks painful, but it`d be a bitchin` scar.
  56. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    needs to make it a tat
  57. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    epic
  58. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    This man has gone from 0 to Badass in 1.2 seconds.
  59. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    wow awesome scar
  60. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    The amount of women he`ll be getting... envious much!!!
  61. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    Seriously... if I had something awesome like that on my back, I`d donate it to a museum when I died ( they could encase it in lucite maybe?). Thats pretty cool.
  62. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    i like how everyone`s all "thats sooooo badass" but im like "the scar is awesome but he beat lightning, pure damn energy"
  63. Profile photo of WaterPocket
    WaterPocket Male 13-17
    30 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    I`m going to fly a kite with a key attached to the end and tape it to my back when there`s a lightning storm!
  64. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    February 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    That`s pretty hardcore actually.
  65. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    sure its a good thing if you were younger, but look at how old he is...
    how he sees it is why me? all it did was make him suffer
  66. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    Most badass scar ever.
  67. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    The results of a tree growing in your back
  68. Profile photo of Skeezer1991
    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
    721 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    I wanna be struck by lightning...
  69. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    I dunno, that`s pretty awesome, irrespective of age.

    I don`t think I`d stop thinking it was awesome in my 40s.

  70. Profile photo of LadyWeasel
    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
    471 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    drating awsome!
  71. Profile photo of NAZEREL
    NAZEREL Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Just think, many body modders pay a dratting fortune for this type of awesome sracifaction...
  72. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    I am skeptical. There is supposed to be an entry wound and an exit wound, this is nothing like that, its just a scar that looks like lightning. Thats not how it works.
  73. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    Mmm, I`m not so sure. I`d wager good money that this would fall under the Snopes.com category of "Real Photograph, Inaccurate Description"...
  74. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    whoooooa :O
  75. Profile photo of Nurcowski
    Nurcowski Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    looks more like henna art to me, at least more so than something lightning would do
  76. Profile photo of ammit13fma
    ammit13fma Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    I wanna learn henna art
  77. Profile photo of Squinky
    Squinky Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 12:01 am
    I don`t know, I`m not convinced. Is it possibly caused by poison? My dad got bitten by a spider on the hand, and as the poison flowed through his body it left a line along his skin that went all the way up his arm. This looks like it`s following the capillaries and veins. Just a suggestion though, I`m not a doctor :P
  78. Profile photo of Psyderx
    Psyderx Male 70 & Over
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    February 14, 2010 at 12:02 am
    ....Want.
  79. Profile photo of tchaiky
    tchaiky Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 12:36 am
    that`s a really cool scar!
  80. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 12:52 am
    right into the butt crack...
  81. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2010 at 1:05 am
    Now that`s a freaking tattoo with a story behind it!
  82. Profile photo of xmastree_ph
    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2010 at 1:05 am
    "This looks like it`s following the capillaries and veins"

    Except that us humans don`t have a huge vein running across our backs. It looks like veins, but it also looks like branches of a tree.
    Cool scar though.

  83. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2010 at 2:07 am
    Looks like the Lichtenberg figures they make in acrylic.
  84. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 2:32 am
    Pretty.
  85. Profile photo of joey7415963
    joey7415963 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 3:33 am
    Probably following the nervous system more than the veins, see how it ends at the spine.
  86. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2010 at 3:53 am
    he must be unique. Usually a lightning strike, either chars teh skin, or leaves a HUGE burn mark and blister. Not a pretty scar that looks like he has blood/capillary problems.
  87. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2010 at 4:12 am
    I wonder is some people will start trying there luck in a thunder storm just to get a bitchin` scar like this one!
  88. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 6:45 am
    "he must be unique. Usually a lightning strike, either chars teh skin, or leaves a HUGE burn mark and blister. Not a pretty scar that looks like he has blood/capillary problems."

    This probably isn`t right after the lightning struck him, this must be months/years after the skin had healed and the scar tissue formed. You don`t get instant scar tissue, not even from a lightning bolt.

    PS: B*TCHING SCAR DUDE! That would probably look awesome as a tattoo :D

  89. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 7:25 am
    that does not look like an electrical burn...
  90. Profile photo of MrVandercar
    MrVandercar Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 7:51 am
    I always go to IAB for my medical advice, so many PHD`s on here! models and doctors, the IAB uppercrust
  91. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 9:31 am
    That is hardcore!
    He`s guna get all the ladies with that.
  92. Profile photo of The_tru_bob
    The_tru_bob Male 18-29
    181 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Bad ass
  93. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 11:29 am
    That`s just straight-up badass, however he got it.
  94. Profile photo of wimiyuk
    wimiyuk Male 18-29
    25 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    crazy
  95. Profile photo of patticakes
    patticakes Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Better than any dumb tattoo
  96. Profile photo of leckles1
    leckles1 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    oowwie!
  97. Profile photo of seedofdevil
    seedofdevil Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    dude.
    i wanna give that poor guy a big hug X)
  98. Profile photo of devildog78
    devildog78 Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    wicked cool burn pattern, but i bet that hurt like hell
  99. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    How do we know that`s not some skin disease. who says that`s a lightning bolt.
  100. Profile photo of scorpio28
    scorpio28 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    that made the skin on my back hurt just looking at it. wow that`s some kinda pain right there.
  101. Profile photo of snailslime
    snailslime Female 18-29
    90 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    i have to agree with gatorade...we dont really know if it was because of a lightniing strike...i would think lightning would inflame your entire back...this just looks like a super cool birthmark
  102. Profile photo of kipz0r
    kipz0r Male 18-29
    37 posts
    February 15, 2010 at 1:39 am
    @gatorade777 & Snailslime

    Skin diseases usually look like spots and circle out from there, not lightning like burnmarks. It kinda looks like the "z-machine" pulse on his back.

  103. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2010 at 8:41 am
    Epic scar is epic
  104. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Ouch.
    Pretty good-lookin` for a scar, though.
  105. Profile photo of WarmSodium
    WarmSodium Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Those are Lichtenberg Figures, a result seen on patients after being struck by lightning. They are not scars, and they often go away within a few days. They are the result of capillary damage in humans.
  106. Profile photo of CVizzle
    CVizzle Male 18-29
    74 posts
    February 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Evil villain in the making
  107. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    I`m mad that looks cool.
  108. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Looks cool, but I`m pretty sure we don`t want one of those.
  109. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 6:23 am
    worth the pain?
  110. Profile photo of Pyroo
    Pyroo Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    That would be quite nice tattoo/scarification. Might be hard to mimic.
  111. Profile photo of kellbell1991
    kellbell1991 Female 18-29
    76 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    oh poottz looks cool but is most certainly not worth the pain
  112. Profile photo of GlynStlln
    GlynStlln Male 13-17
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    February 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    that is badazz....but im sure its not worth the pain
  113. Profile photo of vfr4
    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Looks like a jellyfish sting to me.

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