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Watch This Car Get Blasted By Lightning

While getting hit by lightning without protection would be extremely unpleasant, watching it strike a car from a distance is the exact opposite (and preferable). Take this clip, where the SUV in the top-left becomes the unlikely recipient of some sky-borne electricity. It’s spectacular viewing.

The first part of the clip is oddly underwhelming, but the slow-motion replay from the 23-second mark will leave you stunned. Seeing it frame-by-frame makes the event appear far more formidable than it actually is — it looks and sounds like some sky-residing deity has it in for the hapless vehicle.

Despite the apparent pyrotechnics, the SUV is fine afterwards, though I was half expecting it to erupt into a ball of fire. I blame movies.

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