Holy wow. This is what sand looks like after getting struck by lighting


Above is an example of a fulgurite.

Wiki tells you what it is.


Fulgurites (from the Latinfulgur meaning thunderbolt) are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzosesand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes.[1] They are formed when lightning with a temperature of at least 1,800 °C (3,270 °F) instantaneously melts silica on a conductive surface and fuses grains together; the fulgurite tube is the cooled product.[2]

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It’s Caturday!

Jasper on backpack

This week’s submission comes from regular-reading and big-time, Café Witteveen cat fan Biodork.

She writes:

This is Jasper, my mom’s cat. Mom adopted Jasper and his sister, Sipsy, a few years ago. They like to race and chase each other around the house, which is pretty hilarious since the racetrack in question is decked out with hardwood floors. Jasper has asthma and has to be force-medicated an inhaler every morning (for clarification, not force-fed the inhaler; just the medicine inside of the inhaler), but he seems to put up with the indignity fairly well. His favorite activities include draping himself over the back of the couch, chewing on guests’ hair, trying to escape the house when the door to the attached garage is left open for too long, and sitting in the least convenient spot possible.

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If you’re wondering where Sipsy is in all this. You’re not alone. Perhaps Sipsy is Jasper’s deity Kitten, and although we can’t see Sipsy, Jasper knows she’s there.

Jasper giving zero fucks