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Ball lightning is the name given to floating balls of light/electricity often observed during thunderstorms, or in the days following thunder storms. The 'lightning' appears to be self-contained in a spherical formation, and despite numerous theories, nobody knows what causes it.
 
Here are some quick facts:
 
  Ball lightning has been known to pass through walls.   Ball lightning has been known to be cool to the touch.
  Ball lightning has been known to melt walls.   Ball lightning has been known to quietly dissipate.
  Ball lightning has been known to last from 10 sec. to 10 min.   Ball lightning has been known to explode violently.
  Ball lightning has been known to pulse.   Ball lightning has been known to melt peoples' faces off.
  Ball lightning has been known to appear out of nowhere.   You can make ball lightning in your microwave.
  Ball lightning has been known to rise demonically from the ground.   You could die making ball lightning in your microwave.
  Ball lightning has been known to be white, yellow, red or green.   Ball lightning has been known to appear in flying planes..
  Ball lightning has been known to kill people.   Ball lightning has been known to measure from 10 cm to 10 m.
 
Ball Lightning
 
An 18th Century wood-cut that depicts Ball Lightning
 
As you can see, ball lightning is bat-shit terrifying, and as a result, the Tangmonkey Group has assembled this website. Here you can learn all about ball lightning and the horrifying ways that it can kill you. What's more, all this learning can take place in the safety of your home, far away from luminous balls of skin-frying gas!

(Please note that if you're reading this during a thunderstorm, or while tending a herd of ball lightning, all guarantees are null and void.)




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