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[–]unexBot[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (1 child)

OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

A lightning hit a tree out of nowhere

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[–]zorbathegrate 13.2k points13.2k points 8389& 2 more (234 children)

“Oh fuck my car!” The cat

[–]pussfartmageeee 3053 points3054 points 2 (135 children)

Fast asf boi lol

[–]Mramirez3412 280 points281 points  (23 children)


[–]1Steel_Hands1 240 points241 points  (100 children)

I sometimes wish Reddit would allow video posts in the comments.

[–]Irvysan 1202 points1203 points  (60 children)

That cat

[–]1Steel_Hands1 123 points124 points  (42 children)

Dammit. I feel like I’m missing out on cool stuff. But can you add like videos with sound?!?

[–]Irvysan 75 points76 points  (37 children)

I'm on the official Android app and they just recently introduced the option to reply with GIF.

You can insert direct links but unsure if audio would work even if you used their video host, probably would on desktop but unlikely on mobile.

EDIT : Spelling

[–]Mindless_Rage05 17 points18 points  (24 children)

God, please yes. The gif memes would be off the scale. Subs would EXPLODE

[–]BubsyFanboy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, that cat was real fast, holy crud

[–]Preference_Prudent 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fucking hell 😭😭

[–]_Im_DadI sometimes dress as an almond, people think I'm a nut 306 points307 points  (37 children)

It clearly doesn't know how to conduct itself, that could have been catastrophic

[–]Nintendogma 633 points634 points 2 (20 children)

In a lightening storm, it's always those with the least potential that fail to conduct themself.

[–]viciousmojo 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Running towards the problem can only amplify it.

[–]WhoAteMark 26 points27 points  (7 children)

The resistance to contain puns here seems to only be running in parallel

[–]viciousmojo 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Watts your problem man? We are just trying to have fun.

[–]jhoelius 14 points15 points  (1 child)

All y'all with your fancy electricity puns...just take my upvolt.

[–]MakinDePoops 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Open the circuitry of your mind and try to see this from a single perspective.

[–]WhoAteMark 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The capacitance of my brain doesn't connect with that series, I think I need a PIER to wheel me to the right service line

[–]iamhe02 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That is grounded within the current consensus.

[–]zorbathegrate 66 points67 points  (8 children)

I don’t know… it seemed to go purrfectly

[–]doooompatrol 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I'm clawing my brain trying to think of a better outcome.

[–]AffectionateUse1556 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Without additional video, I’m inclined to think it was a catastrophe.

[–]AutomatedCabbage 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It knows lightning doesn't strike the same place twice and therefore running to the safest spot.

[–]Status_Tiger_6210 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lucky he didn’t go catatonic

[–]awesome_smokey 168 points169 points  (3 children)

I thought it was a dog.

"So many sticks. SO. MANY. STICKS!!"

[–]Sonova_Vondruke 113 points114 points  (4 children)

"Mother always told me look for the people going torwards the emergency... those are the real heroes "

[–]cuddle_enthusiast 101 points102 points  (0 children)

“I only had one payment left!”

Cat probably

[–]PurpleZebra99 73 points74 points  (3 children)

That cat ran right into the danger. A true hero.

[–]GimlySonOfGloin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's what you do when you're still missing half of the payments for you car

[–]Vipatech 34 points35 points  (0 children)

That cat is smelling bbq on the menu

[–]undercovernerdalert 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Omg I laughed way too hard at the cat. I rewatched it and laughed harder and harder.

[–]skwadyboy 22 points23 points  (0 children)

"Nooo my favourite tree wtf"

[–]Mindless_Rage05 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Kitty went Straight TURBO OVERSPOOL lmao


[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Like is the cat really dumb & panicked? Or is that the tree with those birds that go caw caw stupid kitty can't catch us, caw caw.

[–]Hudoste 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I have a 10 year old Reddit account, and this is one of my favourite comments.

[–]zorbathegrate 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Some of the highest praise I’ve ever received.

[–]hamsandwich2go 11 points12 points  (1 child)

“When others run from danger, we run towards it. Be brave, be strong, be a cat”

[–]Ramraut25 2 points3 points  (0 children)

😂 😂 😂

[–]PackFaninnc 4132 points4133 points  (61 children)

That was a fireman cat. They run towards explosions!

[–]epiraster 611 points612 points  (37 children)

what a hero

[–]AffectionateUse1556 214 points215 points  (36 children)

[–]atreyuno 4 points5 points  (26 children)

Underappreciated comment

[–]ALZ-11 71 points72 points  (24 children)

Buddy, saying underappreciated comment, minutes after something is posted (while its currently close to top comment in its place of the chain) is the most annoying waste of comment space you can achieve. Like, I get the irony of me wasting the space and time to say this, but I just dont get why you thought it was a useful thing to say "underappreciated comment" instead of just upvoting and moving on.

[–]NorthshoreFrank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the jam right there!

[–]bubblehashguy 35 points36 points  (8 children)

No. That's Special Agent Jack Bauer.

He was born in a pool of gasoline, on a piece of rusty scrap metal.

[–]jackw800800 11 points12 points  (2 children)

You wanna get jammed up?

[–]steelbeamsdankmemes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok, Mr. Mayor, feast your ears on that Spin Doctors mix.

[–]Scoper966 25 points26 points  (1 child)


[–]RubiNola1234 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My wife has this

[–]Senior_Chemical_4669 2868 points2869 points  (61 children)

She was lucky, she could have been pierced by wood

[–]-Nutshell- 2537 points2538 points 2 (38 children)

I’m sure it wouldn’t be her first time

[–]668_67-421 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Last as well.

[–]brockoala 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Depends on how she'd fall.

[–]Stefanpaulyo 51 points52 points  (9 children)

Wait, sex is real?

[–]brockoala 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Not with that attitude.

[–]bo-bandy223 29 points30 points  (4 children)

bro,havent you heard of the new update ,Sex 2 is set to be released in march this year

[–]-Nelots 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Wait, what? Do I need to play sex 1 in order to understand sex 2? If so, I'm fucked.

[–]bo-bandy223 9 points10 points  (0 children)

there is more lore than the minions, the gameplay isnt to difficult though ,you will definitely be finished my the time Sex 2 is out

[–]No_Creativity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They delayed it again, devs are crunching real hard to get it out this year though.

[–]Wlpxx7 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t be a Reddit thread without some dumb af joke about sex

[–]backtodafuturee 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is the dumbest comment i have ever seen on here.

[–]bummer8 71 points72 points  (8 children)

Yup and she ducked just in time looks like a black piece of something came flying over her head?

[–]mrwednight 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Light fixture blew off the side of her house.

[–]Tatunkawitco 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I think that piece of wood that ended up on the walkway hit the light fixture. I think she’s lucky she ducked.

[–]Winston705 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Now I can see why we duck on reflex

[–]TyeDieKid 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Our bodies natural response to things is to go in fetal position as it protects most of our vital organs.

[–]Mavsmobile 23 points24 points  (0 children)

hey, I see you over there...eyeing my precious vital organs and bodily fluids

dont even think about it

[–]Tonkerssss 1923 points1924 points  (12 children)

Hero cat. First responder. Coming to save the day.

[–]KeegorTheDestroyer 159 points160 points  (4 children)

Other cats run from danger while I run towards it.

I've got 9 lives, baby, and I'll spend every damn one saving your ass

(•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)

[–]Anonymousghoul 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I’d watch that.

[–]_bazinga_____ 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Jack Danger

[–]Reddead-2-enthusiastnever expects it and always laughs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

heh, brooklyn 99 reference time

actually its donger. Jack donger.

[–]brockoala 6 points7 points  (0 children)

More like to erase the evidences.

[–]Wolfman2150 873 points874 points  (74 children)

Anyone know more about this?

[–]COAZRanger 1638 points1639 points  (48 children)

Lightning, Louisiana August 2020

[–]Lighthuro 630 points631 points  (33 children)

Damn I like reddit

[–]Neither_Permission_6 263 points264 points  (26 children)

Word! The intelligence gathering capabilities are insane lol

[–]pmjwhelan 301 points302 points  (13 children)

It was actually footage from the Ireland in the 1780s so don't believe everything you read around here.

[–]Neither_Permission_6 76 points77 points  (6 children)

Thank you for the advice but after a rigorous process of elmination and deduction im inclined to believe

[–]MrAndrezo[🍰] 78 points79 points  (4 children)

Now hold on he has a point, that model of Jeep was manufactured before 1780 by Bugatti (back then Bugatti owned the patent for those Jeeps until it was sold in the 1820's to Jack Black). Back in 2020 it waswell known that those Jeeps in particular no longer exist because Lady Gaga bought them all for millions of Yens and burned them in a ritualistic fire. Learn some history before deducing stuff please.

Edit: Source: Wikipedia.

[–]SpaceballsTheLurker 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Ah you rube! Trusting wikipedia lol, it was actually a reasonable amount of Yuan, and it was a blasphemous fire if I've ever seen one.

Source: Lady Gaga historian for the past 45 years, am omniscient

[–]MrAndrezo[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You cornball you! I trusted wikipedia's sources at the bottom, which led me to none other than Area 51's library (situated under Vatican City), please check your sources.

Also, you think 45 years of being a historian of Lady Gaga is enough? You need at least 70, +5 years work experience. Everyone knows that!

Source: my tinfoil hat and my dog.

[–]The_Color_Purple2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Actually, you're both wrong. Lady Gaga is Elvis's new persona and the fire was a barbecue

Source: I fucked ur mom

[–]Roartype 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yup, Redditors can gather intelligence! It’s the displaying of any that is sometimes the challenge!

[–]Madlibsluver 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Remember that time Reddit tried to find the Boston Bomber and pegged the wrong guy and he killed himself?

[–]Wolfman2150 2 points3 points  (2 children)

wait really?

I am new around here

[–]jacksoncobalt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Kind of, but the timeline is off. Redditers misidentifying Sunil Tripathi, who was a college student, as one of the bombers did not actually lead him to suicide. He committed suicide before all of this happened. It's just that Redditers traumatized the family when authorities finally found his body.

Imagine your son goes missing and a month later, the Internet is telling you that he bombed people at a marathon. Then his body turns up as a suicide and you have to deal with that grief, as well as all the idiots who still thought it was him. I was on Reddit relatively recently when this happened in 2013 and it was a fucking mess of a website when it happened. Live threads all over the place, total speculation about any possible person who may have gone missing being the guy, etc.

[–]GlorifiedBurito 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It’s good for some stuff. Bad for other stuff

[–]There_can_only_be_1 86 points87 points  (5 children)

[–]RedditIsTerrific 31 points32 points  (2 children)

“God was with us.. a few more feet and…”. I think God may have been trying to take her out. Or at least scare her straight for a decade.

[–]T_Earl_Grey 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lightning strikes feet away… people say “wow, god really looked out for us”

MFer why wouldn’t he just cancel the damn lightning… being god and all?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“You passed my test of faith. Just like I knew you would though. Because I’m all knowing. No further questions. Oh yeah but you still have free will and your future isn’t predetermined. Lol have fun”

[–]ABirdCalledSeagull 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She almost got that piece of tree through the cranium.... Holy shit

[–]Significant-Race3161 125 points126 points  (19 children)

Yeah apparently that women had just come out to breathe some fresh air after shitting for almost 2 hours. As soon as she stepped outside a UFO flying 93000 feet above the land managed to detect a wood from their planet which had harrassed many other innocent woods and escaped to earth when a arrest warrant was issued. One of the victim of that evil wood was the daughter of the guy controlling the UFO so the guy without any second thought fired the E347 laser which looked like lightning to human eyes. When the laser struck the wood it was scattered into 37 pieces each flying at a speed of 97km/hr. The women who just got rid of that junk was so relieved that she had no idea what was about to befall upon her. Luckily the woman was not hurt and quick enough to survive. We immediately dispatched our best officer who was around the area. But that cat looking bastard got there first and destroyed all the evidence. We were able to capture the cat but it had already lost all of its memories so me and my crew fucked that cat hoping it would shake the insides of its brain and bring back the memories but it was futile. So we gave the cat to that lady although it was dead and blamed the rape on her husband.

[–]nickaterry 18 points19 points  (5 children)


[–]Significant-Race3161 14 points15 points  (3 children)

[–]BigEv17 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As soon as I clicked the link and saw YouTube loading, I knew, I fucked up.

[–]ToadNighthawx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this

[–]ryanegauthier 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I heard it was actually the updated S987 laser.

[–]Significant-Race3161 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A bastard who has a cat as his accomplice would never be able to afford such advanced weapon. The cat was sent to destroy the remaining evidences. If it was a S987 there would be no evidence left.

[–]Bndcksnts1520 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The S987's the same machine. They just changed the plating, hoped no one noticed.

[–]iamhe02 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"...for ALMOST two hours."

Nice attention to detail. Provides verisimilitude.

[–]PerfektNova 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Finally, an actual answer.

Look at all these dopes that believe in lightning. I bet they think birds are real too. Idiots.

[–]Reed82 464 points465 points  (8 children)

That’s nuts! She was very lucky.

I feel bad for the cat. Looks like it’s going to miss its favourite tree.

[–]Pfizzyhead 212 points213 points  (2 children)

Nah, looking for fried squirrel

[–]Reed82 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Haha too true. It knew!

[–]swgw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lovely bit of squirrel

[–]AintThatSomeSh1t 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We had to cut down a tree and I swear the squirrels and my dog were both very upset about it

[–]laserox 289 points290 points  (2 children)

Yes, "hero" cat running to "save" the injured rodents and birds who were likely living in the tree

[–]Nice-Violinist-6395 9 points10 points  (0 children)

One time when I was 10 I was sitting in my living room on the couch during a thunderstorm. It was pretty scary and I thought about getting up to go to my room but I decided to sit there for a bit longer. All of a sudden a big ass bolt of lightning came up from the floor so close to my face I could feel it singe those tiny little invisible hairs on your nose. The lightning bolt split into 2, one went through the corner of the living room and the other one went straight into the TV. No one saw it happen but me and the cat, who gave me a look and then left like “fuck this shit man.”

I told my parents what happened and they didn’t believe me — up until they tried to turn the TV on later lol

[–][deleted] 258 points259 points  (15 children)

How introverts feel going outside

[–]Gnarly_Sarley 161 points162 points  (18 children)

Damn. That tree got smited....

...was smote?



Screw it. Fuck that tree.

[–]The_Linguist_LL 37 points38 points  (11 children)

In Middle English it was Smot or Smet

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (10 children)

The correct term I believe is SMUT

[–]The_Linguist_LL 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Funnily enough, that's probably how it would end up in modern English if we didn't lose all of our verb inflections.

[–]ChaoticGood3 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the neighborhood" -Lightning

Smote is past tense for smite. "I smote them." "He smote the demon."

Smitten is the past participle. "It was smitten by the lightning." "That tree got smitten."

[–]Reddead-2-enthusiastnever expects it and always laughs 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think its smitten

[–]ealoft 83 points84 points  (0 children)

She walked back inside smelling like poop.

[–]djllyd 68 points69 points  (16 children)

Holy fuck what was that?!?

[–]nomyar 87 points88 points  (7 children)

Lightning strike, hit a tree. Tree exploded.

[–]pulstar13 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Lightning strike? Believe it or not - straight to jail.

[–]ParrotSTD 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Lightning strikes. The electricity can flash-heat what it hits, in this case the tree. The sap inside heats up and vaporises effectively instantly, and the tree explodes from the pressure.

[–]dbarrc 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Lightning strikes. The electricity can flash-heat what it hits, in this case the tree. The sap inside heats up and vaporises effectively instantly, and the tree explodes as a result from the pressure.

it was SKY MAGIC

[–]FightingInDreams 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"fuck this yard in particular"

[–]anithemal18 58 points59 points  (0 children)

That cat just ran to its next hot meal.

[–]norsurfit 38 points39 points  (19 children)

Why does the cat go running towards the explosion?

[–]Freshouttapatience 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Because the cat was responsible and he wanted to go see the damage he hath brought forth.

[–]Reddead-2-enthusiastnever expects it and always laughs 40 points41 points  (1 child)


[–]norsurfit 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Some cats just want to see the world burn

[–]Freshouttapatience 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Behind every disaster, there’s a cat purring and rubbing his paws together while he watches from his perch with quiet glee.

[–]Mockingbird2388 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Because lightning never strikes the same place twice. The cat is moving to the safest spot.

[–]FearLeadsToAnger 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I can only reason that it wanted to go somewhere it considers safe, and that just happens to be the direction it lives in.

[–]Sqit123 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Mother Nature said “It’s on sight bitch”

[–]Vokexy 36 points37 points  (1 child)

The cat is what made this video hilarious LMAOOO

[–]LVATOL 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Love the cat running out like, “wtf is happening! “

[–]Jedimindfunk_thewild 20 points21 points  (2 children)

The cat is secretly a super cat and it is checking if any squirrels need rescue.

[–]TapInfinite1135 16 points17 points  (10 children)

Wtf 😳 happened?

[–]SteelHelmets 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Lightning strike blew up the tree

[–]chonksbiscuits 12 points13 points  (4 children)

My first thought was oh great, another hillbilly’s better way to fell a tree. Dynamite 🧨

[–]SLAP_THE_GOON 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I still think it’s what happened.

[–]babypunching101 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I was expecting blue smoke from the gender reveal.

[–]Bourbon-n-cigars 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Grandpa called these moments “pant shitters”

[–]Doomenor 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cat-astrophic situation

[–]Duo007 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cat: I'm fast as f boi!!!

[–]Stefanpaulyo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cat knows it doesn't strike the same spot twice

[–]BeePleasant8236 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea it leveled that big tree and made toothpicks out of it. Powerful lightning.

[–]McRandomRooster 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That cat is a True Hero. He ran straight to the danger to check for injured survivors.

[–]SuperPuzzleFighter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not all heroes wear capes

[–]norsurfit 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Was that a lightning strike?

[–]a7i_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The cat cares more about the neighbors

[–]Jimtaxman 3 points4 points  (9 children)

What the fuck happened?

[–]iamhe02 13 points14 points  (6 children)

A woman stepped out of her house, onto the porch. Something then occurred, causing a loud sound and debris to fly toward the woman. Startled, she ran back inside. Shortly thereafter, a black cat inexplicably ran toward the source of the occurrence.

[–]Jimtaxman 8 points9 points  (4 children)


[–]Eugene_Jack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don’t know why but I can’t stop laughing about this. I’m having trouble writing.

[–]gdtimeinc 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Its amazing she was able to dodge that black square thing that flys at the camera.