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Bolt of Lightning Sets Whiskey Pond Ablaze

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What happens when bourbon, lightning and strong winds meet at the perfect moment? That’s right—a firenado.

On September 3, the weather channel released footage of liquor-fueled funnel of fire.


In 2003, 800,000 gallons of bourbon whiskey spilled into a retention pond after lightning struck a neighboring Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky. As storm conditions raged on, another bolt of lightning touched down at the newly booze-infused pond. The result? A blazing firenado.

Read more about Beam’s fiery tornado at The Daily Beast.

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