10 Most Impressive Photos of Lightning Striking Famous Places they are amazing

11 Jul 2014 Nature
10 Most Impressive Photos of Lightning Striking Famous Places they are amazing

What’s better than curling up inside on a hot summer night with a big lightning storm outside? I’m talking about the kind that rumbles and cracks, the kind that has you gazing out your window to see just a glimmer of the blinding roar of light…

Well… except maybe seeing some of those same lightning strikes hitting the most famous structures in the world. That might be better.

1. Think you’re mad at the government? Nature doesn’t seemed too pleased either. This lightning boly struck the Washington Monument on July 1, 2005.
Think you're mad at the government? Nature doesn't seemed too pleased either. This lightning boly struck the Washington Monument on July 1, 2005.
2. They always said immigrants seeing the Statute of Liberty on their way into America was an electrifying feeling. I guess they were right.
They always said immigrants seeing the Statute of Liberty on their way into America was an electrifying feeling. I guess they were right.
3. AT&T building in Atlanta, you’ve been struck.
 AT&T building in Atlanta, you've been struck.
4. I don’t know what’s more amazing, the Grand Canyon or the lightning strike. What do you think?
I don't know what's more amazing, the Grand Canyon or the lightning strike. What do you think?
5. On the night of Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation, lightning hit the Vatican not once, but TWICE.
On the night of Pope Benedict XVI's shocking resignation, lightning hit the Vatican not once, but TWICE.
6. If anyone can take a bit of lightening and live to tell the tale, it’s Jesus. Check out this amazing shot of a bolt striking the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
If anyone can take a bit of lightening and live to tell the tale, it's Jesus. Check out this amazing shot of a bolt striking the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
7. Eight… that’s right, EIGHT lightning strikes on the San Francisco Bay Bridge at the same time!
Eight... that's right, EIGHT lightning strikes on the San Francisco Bay Bridge at the same time!
8. A lightning strike on Canada’s CN Tower in Toronto is some scary stuff.
A lightning strike on Canada's CN Tower in Toronto is some scary stuff.
9. On July 27, 2013 Paris witnessed one of the biggest electrical storms in history. This was taken in the middle of three consecutive strikes on the Eiffel Tower.
On July 27, 2013 Paris witnessed one of the biggest electrical storms in history. This was taken in the middle of three consecutive strikes on the Eiffel Tower.
10. Even the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) gets hit from time to time. This incredible shot is from 2012.
 Even the world's tallest building (Burj Khalifa) gets hit from time to time. This incredible shot is from 2012.
(Source : Viral Nova via Oddee)

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