The Science of YouTube: Lightning

In this episode: a close-up look at stormy weather

John Pavlus and Christopher Mims, also known as Small Mammal, are here again with the latest episode of The Science of YouTube, the Popular Science video series that humanely anesthetizes YouTube videos, dissects them deftly, and labels their exposed organs for all to enjoy.

What happens when lightning strikes? A lot of bad language, for starters.

YouTube footage courtesy of CorleoneQ8, beaker808, [moohead1](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwfLxCj-NB0 target=) and [PatNOregon](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubjfStRp4h8 target=). Many thanks!