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Here's a Guy Surfing a Thunderstorm

Sean MacCormac is just like you and me. He puts his (probably very expensive custom sportswear) pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida.

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Whatever!

What’s so special about surfing on invisible air currents, plummeting towards the Earth at near terminal velocity against a backdrop of ominous clouds and lightning strikes besides absolutely every part of that experience?

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You’re killing me Sean.

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DISCUSSION

Wait, what happens if you’re struck by lightning mid air? Does it hit you and then exit your foot/lowest-appendage and continue on to the ground?