This is a photograph from Phil McGrew of 8 lightning bolts striking the San Francisco Bay Bridge at the same time. Well, not exactly at the same time, because it was a 20-second exposure. Could Phil have expected to capture 16 bolts with a 40-second exposure? I doubt it. Can you expect a $350 ticket for incident exposure if you get caught shaking your peen at a driver that almost hit you in a crosswalk? *shaking Magic 8-Ball* My sources say I'm still paying it off.
San Franfrazzled: Once-in-a-lifetime picture of lightning striking iconic bridge [dailymail]
Thanks to Joseph and hamhocks, who agree this would be the perfect place to power your time-traveling DeLorean in the event of a plutonium shortage.
This is a video of a mad scientist (although he looks sort of happy in a "never learned how to smile" kinda way) showing off his homemade Tesla coil rifle. It's a battery operated Tesla coil in the form factor of a rifle. Could you take down Thor with it? Not a chance. Cou... / Continue →
That's not actually him in the picture. That's just a shot I found in my 'chicks in thongs getting struck by lightning' fetish folder online. So yeah, allegedly a 13-year old was struck by lighting at 13:13 on Friday the 13th while attending an air show. Because attending an... / Continue →
I don't actually know if that's the sound volcano lightning makes, but for the sake of my journalistic integrity, let's run with it.
When Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano began rumbling back to life in January, a team of researchers scrambled to set up a system called a Lightn... / Continue →