The Burj Dubai Just Can't Stop Getting Struck By Lightning

A tipster sent along this spectacular photo of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest, most absurdly ostentatious building, getting stuck by lightning. While checking for newness, I noticed something amazing: This happens all the time.

Well, not all the time, since storms aren't exactly a daily occurrence in Dubai. In a way, though, that makes the sheer number of occasions this has been caught on film all the more impressive. Cue neck hair standing on

A proposal: When the hotel finally opens in January, this should be their advertising campaign. --Thanks, Cuyler!


    why wait for a storm?
    I say they install a giant van der graff generator inside and then let the tower do every night.
    p.s. each meal at the restaurant comes with a hair de-frizzing kit.

    we just need to figure out how to harness the energy with some mega capacitor.

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