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Man is Inches From Getting Hit by Lightening Bolt

Hits: 42932 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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syrinxsean
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13 Posts
Friday, November 23, 2007 11:36:22 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!

pillowpants
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 105 Posts
Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:26:39 PM
we just so happened to have a camera watching this dillweed work on his bike when out jumped lightening.

bigb7965
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 15 Posts
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:23:28 AM
i think he can be a drama queen all he wabts cuz that lightning wuz close as drat

spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:58:43 PM
i like the way he can make a joke about it in the end.

robbery525
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 333 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:48:54 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.


robbery525
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 333 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:45:29 PM
not only is this a repost, but the last time it was posted it was much better quality

YinYang78
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 853 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:00:21 PM
I can't say anything... hmhmhm

TheNineXXX
Male, 18-29, Europe
 401 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:14:15 PM
lol! clearly fake!

stot3
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 249 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:42:00 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.

Drahcir
Male, 13-17, Europe
 146 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:26:35 PM
hmm.... fake?

asphyxiated
Female, 13-17, Europe
 222 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:56:05 AM
AKappy, you're a genius.

Grossen
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 453 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:10:29 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.

thesupreme1
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 149 Posts
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:26:46 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...


sertrbl
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1452 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 11:31:02 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


whyaskwhy
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 277 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 10:46:52 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.

Unbalancing
Male, 13-17, Canada
 267 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 10:37:36 PM
What does NSFW mean?

Err..not safe for...wigwams?


sum41chck911
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 202 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 10:32:03 PM
he didnt seem like he was faking it...hmm wth do i know :)

bandits1111
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 149 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 9:04:12 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)

pea_ooter
Male, 13-17, Canada
 1005 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:58:02 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?


Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:39:00 PM
meh. It is what it is. Boots wouldn't save his ass from a 110VAC circuit, much less lightning

Poefan101
Male, 13-17, Western US
 315 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:36:26 PM
This is god telling him to switch to Geico.

maxog1
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 145 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:32:47 PM
haha i wish he were over the motorcycle ;-D

dragonrice
Male, 18-29, Canada
 640 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:20:21 PM
THAT WAS SOME FUNNY poo!! Only because it was horribly edited but i still got a good laugh from it.

ShadowNova13
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 11 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 7:57:19 PM
I saw this one a couple o' months ago. BTW, akappy had a nice one this time...

maiye
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 249 Posts
Monday, November 19, 2007 7:56:34 PM
woah...

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