CN Tower ZAP

It’s been raining a lot this summer. Luckily the CN Tower is a big lightning rod that gets hit 50-75 times a year, so that’s ok. But I’m tired of being hit on the head by raindrops the size of nuts.

YouTube’s related videostream turns up this gem, too. Apparently, and I never thought about this before, but turns out planes get hit by lightning pretty often, which usually sheets over the surface of the plane and dissipates without harming anything. Wowsers.
(You can skip the first 30 secs of this vid, it’s just suspense for the big WHACK at 0:38)

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