Lightning Strikes Truck

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+53 1. justice-league commented 10 years ago

Maybe it was George Bush in that Truck and God was showing some vengence!!
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+7 2. charlie19291 commented 10 years ago

trucking perfect hit!!! :D
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+5 3. PortugaL26 commented 10 years ago

#1 yes, it was the God of thunder.
Feel the wrath of Thor, mr. Bush! >:)
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+47 4. Maffis commented 10 years ago

Why do someone just randomly film a highway?
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+41 5. samxgx commented 10 years ago

#4 i sometimes randomly film while driving, sometimes intresting stuff happen. like last time: a cop cought me and gave me a fine of 160 euro's cause i was filming with my phone. in the netherlands ( where i live ) you are not allowed to have a phone in your hand while driving. even if it's turned off. even if it's broken. but it is legaly ok to have a 17" laptop with a builtin camera on your dashboard to film what ever you want. as long as it doesn't ring and vibrate :D
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+19 6. Dazzz69 commented 10 years ago

#4 Coz the guy new what was going to happen....god those weather reports are accurate. :P
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+15 7. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

Zeus : Hey! Hey Apollo!
Apollo : What is it all mighty Zeus?
Zeus : Hey Apollo... bet you 10 years in Hades pits I can hit that truck?
Apollo : What truck? That little white rectangle?
Zeus : Yeah ... Watch!

ZAPPPP !

Zeus : Yeah!!
Apollo : You are such a child...
Zeus : Now about that 10 years in the pits...
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-18 8. badboy007 commented 10 years ago

#7 you must be 10 years old.
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+9 9. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

#8 I'm 23 ... but I'm high on life right now :D

I knew my comment was going to be seen as stupid .... but if you didn't read the Iliad by Homer... you won't get it :P
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+2 10. Baboon commented 10 years ago

The Sky Came !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OoOoOoOoh...!!
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+1 11. rohypnol commented 10 years ago

You can skip to @0:13 for the "big" moment :)
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+9 12. Chrisofskjern commented 10 years ago

lol! What are the chances of lightning striking the truck and not the taller trees right next to it? And what are the odds of someone randomly filming the highway right as it happened. Or maybe the guy was filming for hours and it just suddenly happened...


Fake... And not even very well made.
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+4 13. gendarme commented 10 years ago

I thought a car is one of the safest places to be in a thunderstorm. I am confused... :S Aren't the tyres insulators? How does the electricity reach the ground?
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+1 14. c2quad commented 10 years ago

It is Hit, & then what ...Nothing Happens....Sounds it didnt Hit The Car :S
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+2 15. irishgek commented 10 years ago

#5 Thats true dutch law and handing out fines is grand try ireland they make you take a day off work and go to court and sit down all day and if the judge is in a shit mood you can get up to 1000euro its a total crap system.

As for the clip nice to be driving in a huge faraday cage
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+2 16. satlipmd commented 10 years ago

#13 i think so..??? O:)
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+2 17. filter commented 10 years ago

#13 Check out this Top Gear clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4WAuGf6fsY
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+4 18. jesse_f commented 10 years ago

#13 It's not the tires that help you. The electricity arcs from the sky to the truck, the 1 foot between the truck and the ground is easy for the electricity to jump.

What is safe about vehicles is the metal that makes up the body which creates a faraday cage. In a faraday cage, the charge of the electricity from the lightning causes the charge of the conducting material that makes up the cage to redistribute it's electrical field and keeps the interior free of electrical charge and charges the exterior. So only things on the outside of the car can be electrified because the inside is protected by the faraday cage that is it's metal body.
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-2 19. kaleemyork commented 10 years ago

this is a punishment by GOD :)
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0 20. eupatriot commented 10 years ago

Amazing. I wonder if the truck driver felt that.
For sure there was a boom inside the truck cab.
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0 21. TheFatViking commented 10 years ago

DAAAAAMMMMNNN nature, you scary!
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0 22. Accountant01 commented 10 years ago

Sorry to disappoint but the lightning strike is a fake and you all got fooled.

The lightning is a visual effect which is obvious by the sparks that originate and spread a good two feet above the roof of the truck where the lightning hits and it's a rather cheap effect too, quite like a sparkler and not like paint that burns and explodes off the surface (which wouldn't happen anyway in the first place). Additionally to that the maker of the video synched the sound of thunder to the hit of the lightning, which is just stupid.