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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:16

Watch this video of this huge electrical fireball in Canada.

 

Quoted from Gawker.com

Last night, a huge wind storm knocked out power lines in Lachine, a suburb of Montreal. This amazing video captures an electrical fireball traveling down power lines outside of some very luck (to survive) person's home.

 

 

 

 

http://gawker.com/hu...ocks-1457390143




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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:19

1.21 Jigawatts! Great scott!!!



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:32

1.21 Jigawatts! Great scott, eh?!!!


FTFY.  :shiftyninja:



#4 Gerowen

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:52

At about 0:40 you can hear the phone ring.  Good thing that fireball didn't jump a foot to the phone line.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:55

This must have been frightening to watch this. The big thing of fire traveling up the power line was like something you see in movies



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 14:43

Anyone care to explain how exactly this happens? Actual ball lightning? Jacob's Ladder? Also, why did the short circuit kept going for so long (power wasn't cut from the line)?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 15:09

I remember hearing that sort of noise off in the distance not too far from my house and watching the sky change to weird colors during the 1998 ice storm (http://en.wikipedia....e_Storm_of_1998).  It's way freakier in person.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 15:12

:o Aliens !

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:05

Anyone care to explain how exactly this happens? Actual ball lightning? Jacob's Ladder? Also, why did the short circuit kept going for so long (power wasn't cut from the line)?

The phenomenon remains unexplained to this day. It's a very rare one. I myself have never witnessed a ball lightning in my life.

 

And I'm not sure if you know what a short circuit really is.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:10

I have to agree with hum. Probably Aliens.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:14

I didn't know that Canada even had electricity.

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:27

I didn't know that Canada even had electricity.
 
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Actually i think that we Quebec sells electricity to the Main state ;)

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:27

How do you think Americans figured out there was such a thing, and learned how to use it, lol.

I didn't know that Canada even had electricity.

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:43

The phenomenon remains unexplained to this day. It's a very rare one. I myself have never witnessed a ball lightning in my life.

 

And I'm not sure if you know what a short circuit really is.

 

Before I respond, please give me a moment to bask in the radiance of your infinite wisdom...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:43

Before I respond, please give me a moment to bask in the radiance of your infinite wisdom...

A short circuit can go as long as it wants depending on the material of the conductor and the current value. You can short circuit some devices for like half a minute and they'll still work no problem. Then again I'm not sure what you're asking and what short circuit are you talking about...