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Video: A huge storm drenched Phoenix and flooded the streets earlier this week. That's already bizarre, but the weirdest thing to come out of that storm that happens once a century in the desert is this floating manhole cover. The 68kg metal plate looks like it's kind of dancing? Or at least, it's bouncing around the street in an attempt to levitate.

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Video: Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I've always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That's why this video of slow motion lightning is great, no thunder, just bolts of lightning tagging the ground.

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Storm chaser Scott Sheppard got hit by lightning yesterday: A bolt struck his arm, passing thru his body into the ground and blowing a hole in the road. His car — and another one that was passing by — were disabled by the shock, but he walked away sore but uninjured.

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Sydney's Saturday saw the city sit through a surprise summer storm that saturated the spirits of city-siders. Sydney surfers instead saw the storm and sought out a super spot for some summer surfing in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Thankfully, someone put it on YouTube for us to all enjoy.

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If the Apocalypse ever comes, I hope the moon turns red like this and the world goes all purple and lightningstormy and then I make love with some stranger and then the world doesn't really end and we drink cocktails.