Watch a lightning bolt strike a car (Updated)

Boom. I remember hearing that being inside a car when it gets struck by lightning is a pretty safe place to be (as long as you don’t touch anything). Something about the bolt dissipating into the ground (the rubber tires thing is a myth). I’m not so sure about that now because the force of nature striking down on this… »11/20/15 11:40am11/20/15 11:40am


This wall of clouds creeping over a city is so ominous

If I saw these clouds coming at me like this, I would drop everything, turn around, and start running. It’s absolutely what I envision the end of the world looking like. These shelf clouds popped up and rolled into and over Sydney’s Bondi Beach earlier today and look absolutely terrifying. Nothing really happened but… »11/08/15 11:00am11/08/15 11:00am

Watch a part of an airplane wing horrifyingly fall off during take off

No matter how many times you’ve flown or how many years you’ve lived, it’s always fun to peer out the window of an airplane and watch it take off. It’s flying, man. However, the worst thing is if you look out and see parts of the plane falling off. Like in this video from Chile. The airplane’s cowling just rips… »10/15/15 2:40pm10/15/15 2:40pm

Watch deadly animals attack in slow motion

Chomp! Snatch! Snap! Attack. Here is a wonderful collection of killer animals from BBC Earth Unplugged showing the animals’ unique attacking methods attacking in slow motion. You’ll see owls and crocs and chameleons and praying mantises and others go through their specialty in all its detail. I think the chameleon is… »9/23/15 7:28pm9/23/15 7:28pm

Being inside a grocery store during an earthquake is like being in a horror movie

Chile was hit with another earthquake—a strong 8.3 this time—that forced a million people to evacuate and killed 11. It wasn’t as bad as the devastating 8.8 quake of 2010 but still, any time the earth is shaking is never a good time to be on the ground. Here’s footage taken of the earthquake inside a grocery store. »9/17/15 9:55pm9/17/15 9:55pm

Video shows what it's like to get attacked by a crocodile and to see inside its mouth

Man. These crocs come out of nowhere and attack with such a quickness that you don’t even know what’s happening until you’re already clamped down inside the terrifying and unrelenting jaws of the crocodile. National Geographic made some flotation devices that held cameras to capture exactly what it’s like to get… »9/16/15 6:44pm9/16/15 6:44pm

Driving through a fire looks like going through hell

This is crazy. A fire broke out in Lake County, California and devastated nearly 95 square miles. One elderly woman was killed, 13,000 people have been displaced and hundreds of home are now gone. It’s a total tragedy. Here is footage from inside the fire and it burns so hot it’s really unbelievable to see. »9/14/15 10:30pm9/14/15 10:30pm

Watching these crazy guys do tricks off a 40-story building made my knees disappear

I might have cried. I don’t know for sure because I’m unable to process emotion or feel my face after seeing these two guys, Ilya Bagaev and OlgaCricket, tease death by pulling tricks on the roof and even on the side of a 40-story building. I stopped the video multiple times because I just couldn’t take it anymore. »8/26/15 7:35pm8/26/15 7:35pm

Truck gets obliterated when it runs into the bottom of a bridge

Yeesh! The East Street train bridge in the small town of Westwood, Massachusetts is becoming notorious for ripping off the roofs of trucks that are too tall to pass through it. The destruction is actually pretty impressive to see, I mean, a big ass truck basically gets flipped sideways while everything gets torn apart… »8/25/15 3:40pm8/25/15 3:40pm

Crazy runner runs along a terrifyingly narrow ridge of a mountain

Sure, this is totally normal behavior. See mountain, hike mountain, run mountain. But not when the ridge of the mountain is so ridiculously narrow that you’re basically standing on a 2D structure where you can just as easily fall off on either side. But that’s nothing to Sebastien Montaz-Rosset, he runs and leaps and… »8/18/15 7:45pm8/18/15 7:45pm

This wet microburst is like the sky turning on a giant faucet

According to the greatest Internet resource, a wet microburst is a “small-scaled downburst” that is “accompanied by significant precipitation”. I think that’s underselling it a bit because man, this wet microburst that popped off in Tucson, Arizona basically looks like the sky decided to drop all of its rain at one… »8/13/15 8:20pm8/13/15 8:20pm

The biggest shark ever filmed is basically the size of a blimp

Hey look, it’s Jaws in real life. Which should scare the bones out of land dwelling ol’ me but the sheer size of this giant monster great white shark is so ridiculously huge (I mean, it’s more blimp than shark), that I can’t help but laugh. Look at it dwarf the entire cage and treat that daredevil of a scuba diver as… »8/13/15 4:57am8/13/15 4:57am

Seeing a M1128 Stryker fire its cannon makes my spine freeze

It’s not even the blast from the cannon of the M1128 Stryker that scares me the most (though it is a very impressive blast). It’s the fact that right after the 105mm cannon goes boom, the world around it looks post-apocalyptic. The ground shakes so hard from the gun that it looks like lost souls are being released… »7/30/15 2:14pm7/30/15 2:14pm

A beached great white shark is still scary as hell

Even when we have home field advantage, a beached shark is still not something you want to see on a relaxing trip to the playa. Because for one, the shark baring its teeth and whipping its tail is still scary as hell even though it shouldn’t be able to reach you. But more importantly, because we’re humans with hearts… »7/15/15 8:40pm7/15/15 8:40pm

Seeing a giant stingray eat a crab is like seeing a UFO abduct a person

And here I thought stingrays were jolly surfers of the ocean. Not to crabs! Watch as this giant stingray catch a spider crab and vacuum suck the poor crab right into the stingray’s mouth. It’s like one minute the crab is there, the next he’s been vaporized. Poor crab was too busy molting to realize the UFO of the sea… »7/15/15 8:39pm7/15/15 8:39pm

Unofficial teaser of A Series of Unfortunate Events is simply incredible

This is truly astonishing work by YouTube user Eleanora Poe. Because Netflix is adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as a series, this completely unofficial, fan-made teaser trailer of sorts for the adaptation was made (for fun?). If Netflix’s series is half as good and creepy as this, the show… »7/10/15 12:11am7/10/15 12:11am

Seeing fog trickle down a cliff is like watching a waterfall of ghosts

I can’t decide what I think this stream of fog looks like more. Is it a waterfall of ghosts diving off a cliff? A river of angels crossing dimensions? A giant snake made of clouds creeping on the Earth? Because the simple explanation of fog trickling down a waterfall isn’t supernatural enough for me. It’s a beautiful… »7/07/15 11:36pm7/07/15 11:36pm

Terrifying great white shark attacking a cage is like real life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows an 11 and a half foot shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up close view of the razor sharp teeth and… »7/02/15 10:56am7/02/15 10:56am