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  • December 23, 2013
    This is a video of the main theme from Pacific Rim being performed on dueling Tesla coils while an exposed-brain robotic drummer tries to suck all the lightning into its eyeballs. You ever rubbed your socks on the carpet to build up static electricity then touched a friend's e... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2013
    Heavily pregnant Kendra Villanueva and her boyfriend Ian Gordon were watching a Fourth of July fireworks display when CRIZZITY CRASH!, they were both struck by lightning. You know that movie 'Powder'? Well Powder's mom got struck by lightning while she was pregnant with him an... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    This is a short video of a lady filming a storm out her window when ZIPPITY ZAP, a lightning bolt takes out the power line right in front of her house. Now I'm not saying this lady willed that lightning to happen, but you and I both know she did. Really, who the hell films a ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2013
    This is a shot of a tree that got all its bark zapped off in a lightning storm. Now it's just standing there all butt-ass naked. Will it survive? A quick Google search for "can a tree survive without bark?" proved inconclusive, and that's as far as my investigative reporting... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is a video from National Geographic of a lightning strike filmed at 11,000-frames/second so 1-second of real-time footage takes 3-minutes to watch. Impressive, but you know what would have been even cooler? If they filmed it so 1-second took FIVE YEARS to watch. I don't... / Continue →
  • May 3, 2013
    Wait -- you've got a Portal gun and it's just sitting on the shelf collecting dust? Not cool bro. Just in time for the release of Iron Man 3 *shrug*, this is a video of Caleb from Hackaday showing off the 80,000-volt Thor hammer he built out of a tesla coil and foam. It can ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is a video of a 110kV (110,000-volt) power line in (where else?) Russia performing a very moving lightning dance after short circuiting. Now I'll be the first to admit I don't know anything about electricity except it's terrifying and I've electrocuted myself four times, ... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2013
    This is a series of shots from German photographer Martin Rietze of last month's eruptions of the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan. He looks like he's standing pretty close, but hopefully he was just using one of those super-zoom lenses perverts use to take shots of girls on the be... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2012
    This is a video of a Toyota Land Cruiser that gets struck by lightning while driving down the street. Amazingly, it didn't explode like they do in my dreams. No word what the driver did to deserve the wrath of God, but my guess is tailgating. God hates tailgaters. He loves ... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2012
    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 →
  • May 4, 2012
    Note: Picture of actual event, NOT Pikachu bursting out of some dude's pants. A man in Spain was recently struck in the nuts by a rogue lightning bolt and amazingly lived to tell the tale. Granted he hasn't told too many people, but unless it transformed his peenor into Thor'... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE for a better view. This is a world map of lightning strikes as measured in lightning flashes per square kilometer per year. And the winner is...the heart of Africa! Congratulations, now we need to find out a way to turn that into usable electricity.... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    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. Ca... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    This is a video of two Tesla coils going at it hillbilly backwoods style and performing 'Dueling Banjos'. Which one wins? Neither, they were both unplugged immediately afterward and spent the next four months collecting dust in the corner of some dude's garage. Not gonna lie... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2012
    This is small series of Pokeballs imagined by DeviantARTist wazzy88 that hint at the type of Pokemon each contains. Okay, maybe not so much hinting at as blatantly stating. Can you guess which type would come out of this one? A firecrackers type! "That isn't a type." Oh ye... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2011
    Dammit Sauron, I already told you -- the Ring has been destroyed! This is a picture of Cordon del Caulle erupting in Chile. It's not the first time we've seen lightning in the ash clouds of volcanoes here on Geekologie, it's just the first one that looks like a tornado FROM H... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2011
    Mainstream media, clearly underestimating the perverted nature of the general populace (or is it just the internet? "It's just you." Oh.), ran with an Associated Press story covering the weekend box office with the news lede "Thor hammers Bridesmaids". Which, fun fact, he ac... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    Seen here kicking a raptor like the sexy little football that he is, a Brontomerus mcintoshi - (bronto, "thunder" and merós, "thigh") demonstrates the powerful leg muscles for which they were named. God, what I wouldn't give to have him take a fake swing at my balls just once... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2011
    Antimatter my ass, those are UFOs! Scientists, having accidentally pointed a telescope at thunderclouds instead of into outerspace (great job, guys!), discovered that lightning may give off antimatter, effectively explaining the long-running mystery of why getting struck can... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2010
    It's official -- lightning's boneless! In an attempt to determine where the x-rays in lightning come from, scientists shot wire-toting rockets into thunderclouds and then used an ultra-fast x-ray camera to capture the resulting lightning bolt. That's not actually the x-ray sh... / Continue →