I was into being struck by lightning before it was cool. (via)

Seattle resident Robb Montejano was hit by lightning while taking a leisurely walk on Saturday. Later that same day, he posted a video of the exact moment he was struck to YouTube, under the title "I was struck by lightning! What have you done today?" That's a remarkably flippant thing to write just a few hours after experiencing 1.21 gigawatts of electricity coursing through the soft flesh of your body. It's also a tad presumptuous. I mean, am I supposed to feel bad for not getting struck by lightning over the weekend? I accidentally nut-punched myself while trying to open a jar of hot peppers on Friday night. Is that at all comparable?

Anyway, here's the moment it all went down for Montejano, remarkably captured for all time:

And in case you were ever wondering what it feels like to be thunderstruck by Zeus, turns out it's not quite as bad as you might assume: "I just felt this surge of electricity go 'boom' through my body," Montejano told KOMO News. "The electricity flowing through my body. I can't describe it. It was amazing."

Come to think of it, that's not entirely unlike my nut-punch experience. Though I probably wouldn't use the word "amazing."

(by Dennis DiClaudio)


Sources: KOMO News | Robb Montejano | h/t Uproxx