Watch: Man catches explosive lightning strike that destroys his yard


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/28/watch-man-catches-explosive-l.html


#2

@Carla_Sinclair you might want to say catches on video…
I parsed that as he actually caught the lightning which would be bad.


#3

Look out!


#4

Damn - I thought my speakers were off.


#5

“He immediately headed for cover indoors…”

And changed his pants, I imagine.


#6

Yeah, I think I’d die of cardiac arrest right on the spot.


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#8

Twas but a scratch…


#9

He immediately headed for cover indoors

Nope. It took him 15 seconds, which is 15 seconds more than what I would’ve taken. Also, no screams and cursing?


#10

I see They didn’t expect the NPCs to glimpse this sort of thing as it happens. Notice how the simulation doesn’t render the smoke quite right. :grinning:

Actually, it’s pretty good.


#11

Thing is, we didn’t see what his deck looked like before the lightning strike. It might’ve always been a smoking, debris laden ruin with missing handrails and huge chunk blown out of the floor.


#12

I take it back:


#13

Came for the Zeus jokes. Am not disappoint.


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