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(Yahoo)   Lightning strike feels like being cooked in a microwave, says man who has been struck 10 times and cooked in a microwave   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 57
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2014-07-29 10:10:09 AM  
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2014-07-29 11:43:27 AM  
It's obvious god is trying to kill him.
But god's old and his eyesight is not great, so he misses.
 
2014-07-29 11:44:27 AM  
GONADS IN THE LIGHTNING!
 
2014-07-29 11:44:59 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: It's obvious god Zeus is trying to kill him.
But god's Zeus is old and his eyesight is not great, so he misses.


FTFY.
 
2014-07-29 11:47:39 AM  
timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com

Agrees!

/Aw come on...like you haven't tried it.
 
2014-07-29 11:47:41 AM  
If only there were some way to avoid lightning.
 
2014-07-29 11:48:47 AM  
You'd think once would be enough to convince him to go inside when the sky starts rumbling.
 
2014-07-29 11:51:05 AM  
This man might be a real life superhero. With the crappiest power imaginable.
 
2014-07-29 11:51:42 AM  
That was a heaping helping of simile salad.
 
2014-07-29 11:52:15 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oE8PhNMjqM

What actually happens when you put a hamster in the microwave.

Warning, it's graphic.
 
2014-07-29 11:52:16 AM  
"Nothing attracts lightning," he said. "It generally does strike the tallest thing, like trees."

You just contradicted yourself bro.
 
2014-07-29 11:52:58 AM  
What counts as a strike isn't necessarily a direct hit.
 
2014-07-29 11:53:15 AM  
sp1.yimg.com

amateur . . .
 
2014-07-29 11:54:37 AM  

hardinparamedic: This man might be a real life superhero. With the crappiest power imaginable.


Le Grande Fromage takes issue with this statement.
 
2014-07-29 11:55:08 AM  
FTFA: "It cooks you from the inside out like being in a microwave."

How does that urban legend still exist? Microwaves clearly heat the outside of things much, much quicker than the inside. Anybody who's ever used one knows that, and these days, almost everybody in a first-world country has used one.
 
2014-07-29 11:56:22 AM  
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2014-07-29 11:56:42 AM  

gweilo8888: FTFA: "It cooks you from the inside out like being in a microwave."

How does that urban legend still exist? Microwaves clearly heat the outside of things much, much quicker than the inside. Anybody who's ever used one knows that, and these days, almost everybody in a first-world country has used one.


cdn1-www.craveonline.com
 
2014-07-29 11:59:13 AM  
static.gamesradar.com
 
2014-07-29 12:01:32 PM  

Walker: "Nothing attracts lightning," he said. "It generally does strike the tallest thing, like trees."

You just contradicted yourself bro.


Everything attracts lightning.  Taller things are closer to the clouds and more likely to get "hit."
 
2014-07-29 12:02:25 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2014-07-29 12:03:01 PM  
Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening me-
Galileo,Galileo,
Galileo Galileo
Galileo figaro-Magnifico-
 
2014-07-29 12:03:26 PM  

cgraves67: You'd think once would be enough to convince him to go inside when the sky starts rumbling.


He said he can't hear the thunder.  Getting hit by lightning affected his hearing.
Most people can feel thunder, tho, when it's close.
 
2014-07-29 12:03:29 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Walker: "Nothing attracts lightning," he said. "It generally does strike the tallest thing, like trees."

You just contradicted yourself bro.

Everything attracts lightning.  Taller things are closer to the clouds and more likely to get "hit."


as a tall guy, this makes me uncomfortable, and glad i'm inside
 
2014-07-29 12:03:47 PM  
Ha! Done in one.

How many times have you been struck by lightening?
S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s
Six times?
S-s-s-s-s-s-s--s...sixty six times.In-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n the head.
 
2014-07-29 12:07:48 PM  
I know that there are a bunch of people that will immediately assume that this guy simply has collosally bad luck.  I don't think he's unlucky.  I think he's foolish.
Allow me to explain...

Once you get struck by lightning a 2nd time, that's pretty unlucky.  By the 3rd time, it's pretty clear that lightning likes you a lot.  And I don't mean that in a silly way.  I mean that lightning, by nature, LOVES a good conductor.  It's only real purpose for it's brief existence is to find the best conductor it possibly can.  This is why lightning rods are so popular.

So this guy obviously has a physical makeup that somehow makes him an excellent conductor.  Like, even if there are other likely candidates around, like trees, or something, it will still seek HIM out.
Again.  This is not bad luck.  It's physics.

Considering all that, for him to be anywhere NEAR where lightning could possibly strike him 7 additional times, makes him incredibly foolish.  Unless he is purposely standing outside holding an umbrella.  Then he's suicidal.
 
2014-07-29 12:11:18 PM  
Hi guys, what's sparkin'?
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-29 12:11:31 PM  
Seems like the sort of thing you might get better at predicting after the first few times.

Yes, he says he can't hear thunder. Maybe he could be less oblivious about the grey skies, billowing clouds, winds, rain, tingly static feeling, neighbors taking cover, etc. Unless I'm to believe EVERY strike was a freak occurrence with no warning.

On the other hand, God is clearly slacking for not finishing the job.
 
2014-07-29 12:12:48 PM  
Sometimes you just gotta ride the chicken lightning.
 
2014-07-29 12:13:10 PM  
Is this guy full of metal parts. Artificial knees, hips, screws etc?
 
2014-07-29 12:13:25 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Hi guys, what's sparkin'?
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Funny how you had that "ready"
 
2014-07-29 12:18:08 PM  

Solty Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oE8PhNMjqM

What actually happens when you put a hamster in the microwave.

Warning, it's graphic.


I'm so not ever going to click on that.

I don't know what's more disturbing.  The fact that someone did that, the fact they filmed it, or the fact that you actually knew to go and look it up.

I hope that's a joke.
 
2014-07-29 12:29:56 PM  
Can you hear, can you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
 
2014-07-29 12:31:41 PM  
first headline in a long time that made me laugh.

now get off my lawn.
 
2014-07-29 12:31:51 PM  
People who are lucky enough get hit by lightning multiples times should buy lottery tickets.

I won $100 once but lightning avoids me just like your mom.
 
2014-07-29 12:36:27 PM  
catacombs.space1999.net
Obscure?
 
2014-07-29 12:40:15 PM  

durbnpoisn: Solty Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oE8PhNMjqM

What actually happens when you put a hamster in the microwave.

Warning, it's graphic.

I'm so not ever going to click on that.

I don't know what's more disturbing.  The fact that someone did that, the fact they filmed it, or the fact that you actually knew to go and look it up.

I hope that's a joke.


I watched it.  Put me right off my lunch.
 
2014-07-29 12:43:13 PM  
Lightning strike feels like being cooked in a microwave, says man who has been struck 10 times and cooked in a microwave is so full of shiat he can't think straight
 
2014-07-29 12:46:14 PM  

durbnpoisn: I know that there are a bunch of people that will immediately assume that this guy simply has collosally bad luck.  I don't think he's unlucky.  I think he's foolish.
Allow me to explain...

Once you get struck by lightning a 2nd time, that's pretty unlucky.  By the 3rd time, it's pretty clear that lightning likes you a lot.  And I don't mean that in a silly way.  I mean that lightning, by nature, LOVES a good conductor.  It's only real purpose for it's brief existence is to find the best conductor it possibly can.  This is why lightning rods are so popular.

So this guy obviously has a physical makeup that somehow makes him an excellent conductor.  Like, even if there are other likely candidates around, like trees, or something, it will still seek HIM out.
Again.  This is not bad luck.  It's physics.

Considering all that, for him to be anywhere NEAR where lightning could possibly strike him 7 additional times, makes him incredibly foolish.  Unless he is purposely standing outside holding an umbrella.  Then he's suicidal.


I was thinking the same thing. He is a much better ground than anything around him.

Of course, riding lawnmowers and tractors while storms are around might not be the best idea, either.
 
2014-07-29 12:48:09 PM  
I call BS, or at least extreme embellishment. The average lightning strike moves 20,000-35,000 amps  through a channel that's approximately 20,000 degrees Celsius with peak power on the order of 10^12 watts (1 terawatt, which lasts only a very tiny fraction of a second). Of course, both of these vary considerably (>200 kA peak current has been observed), but I don't buy 10 direct hits and still living to talk about it. Heck, I'd be surprised if many people who claim to survive being struck by lightning (not 10 feet from the main channel, not "close enough to feel extreme static discharge", etc.) were actually directly hit. The amount of energy involved is pretty remarkable.
 
2014-07-29 12:57:10 PM  
static.rogerebert.com
 
2014-07-29 01:00:43 PM  

China White Tea: durbnpoisn: Solty Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oE8PhNMjqM

What actually happens when you put a hamster in the microwave.

Warning, it's graphic.

I'm so not ever going to click on that.

I don't know what's more disturbing.  The fact that someone did that, the fact they filmed it, or the fact that you actually knew to go and look it up.

I hope that's a joke.

I watched it.  Put me right off my lunch.


That's what you get for packing a hamster for lunch.
 
2014-07-29 01:02:57 PM  
He claims to have been struck 4 times just since 2011?

He's lying.
 
2014-07-29 01:07:03 PM  
A friend has been struck, twice.  Weird fact:  once you get struck your odds of getting struck again are higher than other people.
 
2014-07-29 01:12:15 PM  

stuhayes2010: A friend has been struck, twice.  Weird fact:  once you get struck your odds of getting struck again are higher than other people.


This.
Because the initial strike will totally alter the electonic charge in your body, effectively aligning more of the poles one particular way.  It's the alignment of these poles that make you a target for lightening.  It's the difference between the postitive and negative charges that forces lightning to strike - in an effort to equalize the charges.
 
2014-07-29 01:30:21 PM  

stuhayes2010: A friend has been struck, twice.  Weird fact:  once you get struck your odds of getting struck again are higher than other people.


Or your odds were always higher than other people, because you're doing something that they aren't doing, and you're a slow learner so it takes more than one lightning strike to teach you something.

/It's the DC cycle of life
 
2014-07-29 02:06:40 PM  
www.golfdiamante.com

Damn.
Missed again ..
 
2014-07-29 02:08:12 PM  

durbnpoisn: stuhayes2010: A friend has been struck, twice.  Weird fact:  once you get struck your odds of getting struck again are higher than other people.

This.
Because the initial strike will totally alter the electonic charge in your body, effectively aligning more of the poles one particular way.  It's the alignment of these poles that make you a target for lightening.  It's the difference between the postitive and negative charges that forces lightning to strike - in an effort to equalize the charges.


Exactly!

Sounds like he just needs some crystals or pyramids to get his poles pointing in the correct directions.

/Hates it when people don't understand the spiritualness of electricity.
 
2014-07-29 02:09:10 PM  
I believe it. Lighting is 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. The Sun is only 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit. Why people dont get vaporized when hit by lighting is the question, though.
 
2014-07-29 02:12:27 PM  

Darth Vader Ginsburg: I believe it. Lighting is 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. The Sun is only 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit. Why people dont get vaporized when hit by lighting is the question, though.


You should Bing it.

/Study it out.
 
2014-07-29 02:19:33 PM  
Oh it takes three gigajoules of death-ray to entirely vaporize a person. Should have known that.
 
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