Lightning strikes 3 of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

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+30 1. Trooper commented 10 years ago

Nature is awesome!
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+50 2. imagic commented 10 years ago

now if they would invent something to make useable electricity out of it
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+20 3. lockandload commented 10 years ago

that was electrifying!! :O
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+8 4. sitaauk commented 10 years ago

yes, so much energy wasted. I'm sure someone will invent something how to store this energy and everyone will have lightning catchers in their yards
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-7 5. armageddon commented 10 years ago

i hope there were no victims.
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+3 6. Chrisofskjern commented 10 years ago

Like greased lightning!
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+9 7. Dauntless commented 10 years ago

#2 & #4 Thats a good idea in theory but in reality its like trying to catch 10,000 footballs all kicked at the same time. you would be lucky to store 0.1% of the energy.
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+3 9. Thanny commented 10 years ago

Lightning delivers a lot of energy over a very short period of time. You could power a 100W bulb for several hours from a single bolt of lightning, but the cost of the apparatus necessary to capture and store the high-voltage discharge for conversion to low-voltage continuous power would dwarf a simple photovoltaic array that would power the bulb indefinitely.
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+22 10. egglicker commented 10 years ago

#2 It has already been invented. The DeLorean.
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+8 11. sx-64 commented 10 years ago

That looked like 1.21 gigawatts. ;)
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+2 12. 13PhiL37 commented 10 years ago

Bzzz! >:)
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+4 13. smellyape commented 10 years ago

Gotta say, I can never get enough of watching those flashy lightning bolts :)
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+2 14. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 10 years ago

What did I tell you!?! 1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!!! GREAT SCOTT!!! :O
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+1 15. wilkinsun commented 10 years ago

Nature is awesome indeed.
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+1 16. JavierJahve commented 10 years ago

I love this videos
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-3 17. BongRipsForUSA commented 10 years ago

my ex gf can do the same shit with her tounge !
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+1 18. Vaithan commented 10 years ago

#9 Just one bulb for several hours? And the rest mate. One strike could power a 100w light bulb for 3 months or power an average house for a week. But, like people have already said, we just can't catch that power to use it.
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-1 19. expiry commented 10 years ago

Damn Nature You're scary!!
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0 20. huldu commented 10 years ago

Rather we dont really have the resources around yet to effectively harness the power.
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0 21. jackDjohnson commented 7 years ago

What a shocking experience ;)