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Lightning strikes guy as he is working on his bike.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' at netrider.net.au started by smee, Aug 15, 2011.





  1. And a screen grab of the exact moment. at 14 seconds
    Screen shot 2011-08-15 at 11.03.04 AM.
     
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  2. Call me a cynic but...
     
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  3. I think because he is a Chuck Norris wannabe lookalike that Chuck actually bitchslapped him that fast it LOOKED like lightening.
     
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  4. the Lightning struck the ground about 50-60m from the guy but the wet ground and the metal stand on wet allowed the excess charge to travel along the ground and up the bike.
     
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  5. Fair enough.
     
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  6. Do you reckon it would've fu/cked any of the electrics?
     
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  7. Riiiight. So a bolt of lightning hits, and decides that today it's going to ignore the path of least resistance, and take a detour through a soggy concrete path and up a motorcycle kick stand just to scare a guy that looks like chuck norris.

    Makes perfect sense.

























    More likely this really IS chuck norris, and even a ground strike can't stop him.
     
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  8. I say no - it looked to be arcing off the exhaust, using the dude to earth. The small amount of current involved would travel the path of least resistance: up the stand, around the frame, up the exhaust and through the dude. When he let go (a bit girlishly, I must say...) the circuit was broken and current stopped. The only damage would be to his pride when he watched the vid.

    I'm having a bit of a problem with the sidestand story though, to be honest...
     
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  9. i call BS.
     
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  10. Who cares. Call me sick but I had a good laugh.
     
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  11. I will see you, with your guy getting hit once, and raise you, with a guy getting hit twice ( although not whilst working on a bike )....

     
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  12. looked like he shit his pants both times, damn that guy is either the luckiest for being alive or the unluckiest for getting hit not once but twice...............
     
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  13. Who did he piss off to get struck twice?
     
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  14. A) Chuck Norris.
     
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  15. That's the Chuck Norris double tap

     
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  16. :LOL::eek:wned:
     
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  17. My grand dad got hit a couple of times. It threw him clean out of the bails once. I had a small bolt pass a couple of feet in front of me as a kid. It came in through the closed window and hit the light switch on the wall, at about the level of my face. I jumped back and landed on my arse and cried. I was about 4 or 5 years old. It's scary stuff, I can tell you that. I didn't get an electric shock from it. I sure as hell got a fright, though.
     
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