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(Washington Post)   Mega-Flash confirmed. No, this does not belong over in Fandom   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Lightning, largest lightning discharge, arcs of thunderstorms, lightning strike, horizontal distance, South America, Large-scale bands, depth of a lightning strike  
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1268 clicks; posted to STEM » on 10 Apr 2021 at 5:50 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-10 5:58:00 PM  
Apparently this has nothing to do with subby's mom, either
 
2021-04-10 6:05:41 PM  
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2021-04-10 6:13:35 PM  
Mega Flash, is that like Flash holding Flashiate and it adds 100 to its BST?
 
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2021-04-10 6:38:17 PM  
This that story about the eastern european porn stars in Dubai again?
 
2021-04-10 6:54:15 PM  
SHUT UP, IRIS!
 
2021-04-10 6:59:10 PM  
Needs a nsfw tag.
 
2021-04-10 7:30:56 PM  
Go home, nature. Flash mobs are early 2000s.
 
2021-04-10 7:38:54 PM  
AAAAAAHHHHH aaaaaahhhhhhh

Savior of the universe!
 
2021-04-10 7:53:50 PM  
When you open up Fark and see your paper in the STEM tab... Today's been a fun day for megaflashes in the South. My Twotterbot that finds these things automatically (@WeatherArchive) has been really busy
 
2021-04-10 11:30:54 PM  
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2021-04-10 11:46:36 PM  
Yeah.  It's called HTML5.
 
2021-04-11 1:24:54 AM  
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2021-04-11 3:39:24 AM  
440 miles is insane when you consider that lightning takes the easiest route to it's destination possible. That storm must have had some really wild charge differences throughout.
 
2021-04-11 4:30:17 AM  
Oh, 400 miles long thinking its a record? How adorable

https://www.popsci.com/technology/art​i​cle/2011-06/strongest-current-universe​-detected-some-2-billion-light-years-a​way/?cmp=tw

"Something" near a galaxy far away shot a bolt into space that was 150,000 light years long
 
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