Form vs. Function?
According to Dutch artist Sander Reijgers maybe you can have both with this mash-up windbreaker made out of an inflatable doll.
Lightning cooked steak
It’s a question I have wondered about for years: What happens to a cow when it gets struck by lightning? Instant steak? Well, kind of.
When lightning hits the ground, current flows through the earth in a wide area around the point of impact. This is how a lightning strike can kill a field full of cows – the long wheelbase of the average cow means that a nearby strike induces a significant potential difference across the ground spanned by the cow’s front and back legs; current flows through cow, cow dies.
More amazing than I could have imagined. Kind of looks like a cross between graffiti and hamburger. I approve.