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Man Gets Struck By Lightening And Walk Off OK

Hits: 21455 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Weird | Added by: fancylad
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crazyfool
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 6 Posts
Monday, May 02, 2011 7:38:36 PM
that guy as 25 at the beginning of the video

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24737 Posts
Monday, May 02, 2011 1:54:19 AM
IF thats real thats cool, if faked u had me!

BunnyNaku
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 5245 Posts
Sunday, May 01, 2011 11:54:27 PM
0.0 no way...

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3368 Posts
Sunday, May 01, 2011 7:00:42 PM


Raiden Wins.

IRockYeah
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2602 Posts
Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:58:41 AM
Look at the reflection from the cars bumper when the lighting strikes

IRockYeah
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2602 Posts
Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:36:45 AM
Ive never laughed so fu*king hard!! That was IMMENSE!! He was like "WTF" hahahahahah Ive got tears streamin down my face. I dont care if its fake or not, its sheer brilliance. I think its real though.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:38:31 AM
You appear unable to understand one of the basic foundations of physics; The path of least resistance. If the human body has a greater resistance than the moist surface of the skin then the majority of the current will not pass through the body.


I understood that decades ago when I watched a documentary about weather in the QED series. Amongst other things, they explained why a person in a car struck by lightning wouldn't be harmed.

I'm not convinced that a bit of moisture on your skin will protect you from a lightning bolt. Or even if you were soaking wet.

I'm also not convinced by the original statement I was arguing against - that human skin can have a high enough resistance to be relevant if you're hit by a lightning bolt.

dramaeco
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 306 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:14:15 PM
Well, either way... he just waved his balls in the face of death and walked off muttering "What now bitches?"

motownc
Male, 30-39, Europe
 211 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:10:19 PM
Angilion: "Technically true, but no human can possibly have anywhere near that much resistance. Air is a pretty good electrical resistor. Lighting goes through miles of it."

You appear unable to understand one of the basic foundations of physics; The path of least resistance. If the human body has a greater resistance than the moist surface of the skin then the majority of the current will not pass through the body.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:40:26 PM
But there are photo's on the 'net of people who have been struck by lightning, with burn marks on their bodies that show a definite path.


You can get fatally electrocuted dozens of yards away from the actual lightning strike. Maybe hundreds of yards, I'm not sure. It's such an extreme event that you can even be fatally electocuted *through the ground* yards away from the strike. That's why you're advised to not lie down to minimise your height as much as possible but squat to minimise height and ground contact.

Since a near (and not that near) miss can electrocute you enough to kill you, it seems plausible to me that it could electrocute you enough to burn you.

The alternative is that most people survive having gigajoules of electrical energy rammed through them and that seems less likely to me. I'm thinking that anything that can flash-fry air to 30000 C is going to make a right mess of a person.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:29:38 PM
If the victim's skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome.


Technically true, but no human can possibly have anywhere near that much resistance. Air is a pretty good electrical resistor. Lighting goes through miles of it.

We're talking about something with so much energy that in a tiny fraction of a second it can heat air to 30,000 celsius. Lightning bolt energy is measure in gigajoules. The electrical resistance of a couple of mm of human skin is neither here nor there.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:05:48 PM
Lightning travels from ground to cloud. True story.


It's sort of both. Step leader down, return stroke up. The intensely bright bit is the return stroke though, so it's mostly down to how you define what a lightning strike is - all of it or just the visually obvious bit? Also, the return stroke can illuminate other step leaders that are connected to the one that grounded, so those would be lit from top to bottom.

3002-3038
Female, 18-29, Western US
 623 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 4:20:59 PM
Actually lightning strikes don't often kill people.

bridog6996
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:49:29 PM
Oh, I was expecting the guy to float away since the description said he was struck by "lightening."

Evil_Eye
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1451 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:37:01 PM
Yes fake, totaly fake.

The camera and the camera man was too close to it. It would of made the camera go funny and knocked down the camera man too.

Lightning is serious buisness, even if nearby.

test-user564
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 879 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:53:14 PM
how did they know to video that guy at that moment?

MountainBord
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:39:28 PM
and no one goes to help him? REALLLY..

MrYouKnow
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1088 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:24:29 PM
...and now he has lightning super powers.

Zghost
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 165 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:22:56 PM
"No, if the skin has enough moisture on the surface, the lightning will travel around the body through the water on the surface on your skin which has almost no resistance. You'll have lightning-shaped burns all over your body. It'll be cool."

Yeah, at the end of the video, you can see him rearing as if he had lightning burns on his back, which is what usually happens, which is what probably happened.

RuralNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:40:57 AM
And thats God's way of telling you to get your poo together.

Spider_sol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1454 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:01:57 AM
Lightning travels from ground to cloud. True story.

Either way, looks fishy.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2576 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:19:03 AM
No, if the skin has enough moisture on the surface, the lightning will travel around the body through the water on the surface on your skin which has almost no resistance. You'll have lightning-shaped burns all over your body. It'll be cool.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10157 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 6:16:34 AM
"If the victim's skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome."

TROLL SCIENCE STRIKES AGAIN!

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:30:13 AM
it's fake. those who believe otherwise are just dumb.

ruyan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 17 Posts
Saturday, April 30, 2011 2:42:35 AM
If the victim's skin resistance is high enough, much of the current will flash around the skin or clothing to the ground in a direct strike, resulting in a surprisingly benign outcome.

2010 Statistics: 28 killed, 238 injured by lightening
source

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