Lightning, Lightning everywhere! After Watching This You'll Realise That Nowhere Is Safe

Lets face it, lightning looks great (from a distance), but up close and personal it's damn scary--it seems you can't take a step outside nowadays without being struck down by the fire of the angry gods, and if you don't believe me then take a look at some of recent evidence we have on this subject. Lightning hates you and it wants to strike you.

From Scott Sheppard, a storm chaser who got a little too close to a tempest near Fairburn, South Dakota (actually he was several kilometres from the storm itself, with blue skies above) to some poor unfortunate driver in his pick-up driving home after a day's work in Alberta, Canada and last but not least, a car parked by the side of the road in China. Damn nature, you're scary!

For these people it seems the gods were in a forgiving mood and no life-threating damage was done. Scott Sheppard walked away with some pretty cool burn scars on his arm left by the lightning strike traveling through his body--The passenger and driver of the pick-up were trapped inside until rescued by a police officer--and the people in the car in China were unharmed, but the tree next to the car was obliterated.

It all leads to the conclusion which proves that sitting at a laptop all day is much safer than venturing outside into the big scary world we live in.

According to ABC News, all of the truck's airbags deployed and the cabin filled with smoke. The couple were trapped inside until a police officer came by and rescued them.

When thunder roars, go indoors! Security cam video shows lightning obliterating a tree at the Saratoga Spa State Park.