2 Dudes Freak the Hell Out After a Crazy Close Call with Lightning

When your friend nervously says "don't, don't go outside" during a violent thunderstorm, you might want to listen. That is, unless you want to be like one of two dudes who found themselves just yards away from an insane lightning strike, as seen in a new video (below) that was recently posted on Reddit.

According to the video's description, the guys were standing just 20m (about 65ft) away from where the lightning hit, which we're just going to assume falls squarely in the crap your damn pants range. The explosive bang (likely way louder in real life) alone... Yikes. Judging by the repeated "holy shit" and other breathless expletives, he's probably regretting his decision now. 

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and likes watching storms and all, but this is just stupidly dangerous. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.