Friday, August 31, 2012

One Lucky Dude

This video is crazy.

I believe what you are seeing fly at the camera is the bark from the tree.  I've seen a few trees that have been hit by lightning and as the pulse travels through the tree and down the trunk, it blows the bark to pieces.  Trees aren't good conductors, so the passing of this much electricity through them is a rather traumatic event.  This is why you don't stand under trees in a rainstorm.  Lucky dude there.


  1. Seen the aftermath of several tree-strikes, never want to be around one when it gets hit!

    1. I agree, Rabid. I've seen the trees surrounding the struck tree damaged from the shrapnel. I'm pretty sure I'm not as tough as an oak tree, so that would probably shred me.