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Boat Exhaust Could Be Causing More Lightning Boat Exhaust Could Be Causing More Lightning

Are you a boat driver who drives boats in the ocean? Then do I have bad news for you, boathead. And that bad news is lightning. Not so fun driving boats now, boaty!

The Best Lightning Cables Are Back On Sale The Best Lightning Cables Are Back On Sale

Anker’s PowerLine Lightning cables have long been our readers’ favorites, and two different models are on sale today on Amazon.

Watch This Moving Car Get Struck By Lightning As A Reminder Not To Piss Off Any Gods Watch This Moving Car Get Struck By Lightning As A Reminder Not To Piss Off Any Gods

If you’ve never seen a car struck by lightning before, let this video from Morocco be the one to send you into a YouTube binge. It looks like the car was zapped by an orbiting space laser. Thankfully, no one was hurt, so feel free to gawk with a clear conscience.

Dakar Rider Hit By Lightning, Finishes Day Anyway Dakar Rider Hit By Lightning, Finishes Day Anyway

Slovakian rider Ivan Jakes was struck by lightning in the Salar Centenario area on the third stage of the Dakar Rally, reports Motorsport.com. Of course it didn’t stop him. Who stops for a pesky little nuisance like lightning on the Dakar?

Here's a Lightning Bolt Striking and Destroying a Tree Here's a Lightning Bolt Striking and Destroying a Tree

Alternative headline: Tree takes a lightning strike and is somehow still standing? I don’t know who the actual winner is here. The lightning bolt that struck the tree and rocked half of the trunk away while flooring all of its branches or is it the tree that takes the bolt’s best shot and hangs in there quite…

Here's Video Proof That Your Plane Won't Explode If It Gets Hit By Lightning Here's Video Proof That Your Plane Won't Explode If It Gets Hit By Lightning

You’ve probably already read somewhere that no, nothing will happen to your plane if it gets struck by lightning. Planes get hit all the time, and nothing happens. Supposedly. But it never hurts to have video evidence of that fact. Here’s a look at the wrath of the heavens unleashing itself on a Delta flight.

Ford's New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night Ford's New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night

Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise.

An Absolutely Massive Volcano Is Exploding In Chile Right Now An Absolutely Massive Volcano Is Exploding In Chile Right Now

Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!

Watch Landing Airplanes Get Safely Struck By Lightning Watch Landing Airplanes Get Safely Struck By Lightning

On average, every airliner gets struck at least once per year by lightning and passengers rarely ever know it happens. Watch these airliners get blasted by electricity as they approach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a dark and stormy night.

Lightning Can Kill You In Cars Now So We Might As Well Give Up Lightning Can Kill You In Cars Now So We Might As Well Give Up

I will be the first to admit that I have a lightning phobia, along with heights. Both are rational, because both can easily kill you. But when it came to lightning, there was always The Car, an impenetrable metal fortress. But not anymore, as lightning can now go through windshields and melt your face.

A Small Danish Suburb Is a Lab for the World's Smartest Streetlights A Small Danish Suburb Is a Lab for the World's Smartest Streetlights

If you happen to drive through Albertslund, Denmark starting next month, you could become part of a massive experiment on the future of street lighting. The Copenhagen suburb is getting hundreds of smart lamps connected to all sorts of sensors. It makes sense this would happen in Albertlunds—a suburb already known for…

People In This Pickup Truck Survived A Direct Hit From Lightning [VIDEO] People In This Pickup Truck Survived A Direct Hit From Lightning [VIDEO]

Al and Betty Perry were driving their late-model Chevrolet Silverado down Highway 14 in Alberta when a lightning strike turned their truck into a f*king rolling fireball. Airbags deployed, cabin filled with smoke, and both occupants thought they were doomed until a passing cop busted in and saved their butts.

This Is What It Looks Like When Your Car Gets Hit By Lightning This Is What It Looks Like When Your Car Gets Hit By Lightning

This is what it looks like when lightning strikes your car – a big flash, an even bigger boom, and a golden shower of sparks.

This Is What A Massive Ford SVT Lightning Burnout Looks Like This Is What A Massive Ford SVT Lightning Burnout Looks Like

As a native Texan, the only thing I enjoy more than burnouts is truck burnouts. I look at them the same way I look at barbecue: the smokier, the better.

Show Us The Best Electric Sports Cars Out There Show Us The Best Electric Sports Cars Out There

Performance cars with electronic help are already here. The fantastic Porsche 918 is almost ready, BMW has put through its i8 diesel-electric supercar some ice almost a year ago, and with Ferrari's Enzo replacement (whatever they will call it), plus the "97%" ready McLaren P1 also using KERS, there is no question that…

New Study Confirms Car Exhaust Increases Lightning Strikes New Study Confirms Car Exhaust Increases Lightning Strikes

A new study reveals car exhaust clouds attract lightning and actually increase the frequency of strikes. Metallica approves.

700HP Lightning GT Electric Sports Car Goes 200 Miles On 10 Minute Charge 700HP Lightning GT Electric Sports Car Goes 200 Miles On 10 Minute Charge

With an electric motor at each wheel, the UK-built Lightning GT, unveiled yesterday at the British Motor Show, is said to produce a total of 700 HP. According to the company, the Lightning's nanotechnology battery pack will provide a 200-mile range on a ten-minute charge. Those are mighty big numbers to be throwing…

Lightning GT Strikes The UK In CGI Glory Lightning GT Strikes The UK In CGI Glory

The Lightning Car Company has stunned us with their release of the UK's first electric sportscar, the Lightning GT. Top speed is promised to be over 130 MPH, which isn't all that impressive, but Lightning is claiming the electric powertrain will deliver 700+ HP from its wheel-mounted electric motors charged by your…

Engine Swap of the Day: Lightning-Engined Crown Vic Engine Swap of the Day: Lightning-Engined Crown Vic

Now that we've seen a couple of Ford Crown Victorias getting into the 13s with a little nitrous oxide assistance, how about a 2000 civilian-spec Vic with the supercharged Triton 5.4 out of the Ford Lightning truck? Oh yes, and don't forget the Tremec 5-speed and 4.10 rear gears. Make the jump to see some burnout…

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