Lightning Strike Vaporizes Powerline

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+56 1. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

Well......... I bet THAT blew a few fuses !
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+6 2. primate1970 commented 10 years ago

:D That wasn't a power line...! It's My washing line...!!!! :D
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+15 3. ALI3N commented 10 years ago

forget wind and solar, all we need is lightning...
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+1 4. mmmendal commented 10 years ago

What is that high pith sound at 0:21 ?
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+4 5. schlafanzyk commented 10 years ago

#3 lightnings are just short power spikes that over time only generate very little usable energy. even if we were able to convert them at near 100% efficiency, which in itself is almost impossible, they would still not make up a significant share in the power grid because they are so relatively rare and unpredictable.
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+5 6. orion commented 10 years ago

#3 Lightning generates very little energy (=power*time), only instantanous power is high. 1.21 Jiggawatts :)
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+1 7. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

#4 someone screaming?
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+3 8. huldu commented 10 years ago

#6 Pretty sure they also believed that this planet was flat a while ago. Just because something isn't "possible" right now doesn't mean it might never happen.
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+1 9. Threeme2189 commented 10 years ago

That was the "Back to the Future" movie set, right? 8-)
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+2 10. Noobeater commented 10 years ago

My INTERNETS!
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+17 11. Gorf commented 10 years ago

Those sparks weren't the powerline vaporising, it was all the little birdies that were perched there for the night...
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+6 12. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#8 "Pretty sure they also believed that this planet was flat a while ago."
Not so; The 'flat earth myth' ignores the fact that educated Europeans, as far back as the Middle Ages, thought the earth to be spherical, and even further back to the works of Aristotle, 330 BC and Pythagoras (6th century BC),the spherical shape of the earth was believed by educated men.
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-3 13. GhostInShell commented 10 years ago

Now you see it...

Now you dont! ^_^
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+1 14. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

It probably blew a transformer. Great video!
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+1 15. torbengb commented 7 years ago

#5 #8 "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws