What A Bolt Of Lightning Does To This Tree Is More Interesting Than GCSE Science
Ever wondered what happens when a bolt of lightning from the angry gods hits a tree?
Well wonder no longer, compadres, as we have a video from Jim Probst, a Missouri man, which shows us.
Take a look at the wrath of the titans here...
Credit: Jim Probst/Facebook
Kudos to him for filming it rather than running away from the BURNING HELL, and the fact he's in a graveyard makes it that little bit more nope.
Taken at Paul Cemetary in South St. Louis on his morning walk (very early morning after a massive storm at around 5.30am), so big was the tempest that his dog, usually well up for a walk at that time, decided that he'd rather keep inside because, unlike his owner, he has some common sense.
Jim told CNN: "I got up about 5:30am to get the dog ready for a walk but saw the smoke out in the cemetery and left the dog in the yard, walked over and well, you see what I saw in the video."
"There was bark shed off in the grass, and I knew that's from a lightning strike."
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An average of 93 people die every year from lightning-related incidents in THE U.S alone, according to the National Weather Service.
If you get hit, the first three milliseconds are a joy.
You will be left with deep wounds and third degree burns. Your hair could also catch fire. It's also better not to wear metal - just take my word for it.
Blood vessels could burst and, if you're lucky enough to survive, life-long side effects could include memory loss and a constant shaking.
I would go into more great detail about what happens when lightning strikes, but as you can see, it shits you up. Just don't get struck by lightning.
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That is about on par with putting molten copper into a coconut.
The team at IFLS found the video and went deep into the science of it, but perhaps it's just better to look for yourself. It's mesmerising.
Yeah, science bitch!