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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaks Out Over Spiders On Green Screen [Video]

Meet Fox 17 meteorologist Kelly Smith. She is not a fan of spiders at all.

So, what better way to freak her out than to replace her weather maps with pictures and video of spiders?!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Picks Perfect Time to Back Out of Garage [Video]

What's the best time to leave your house? How about during a tornado?

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Big Wave Surfer Shoots The Pier in Malibu [Video]

If you're not pro surfers like us, you may not be familiar with the term "shooting the pier."

Shooting the pier refers to a move where a surfer is surfing a wave and actually passes through the structure of a pier that is sticking out into the ocean.

Essentially, it's pretty ridiculous and you have to have massive balls to even try it.

Legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton has those balls.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: It’s Rough Day for This Bicyclist [Video]

As if it's not bad enough that this guy has to ride his bicycle to work in the rain, things just get worse for him really quickly.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Tennessee Man Finds Stolen Tools in Neighbor’s Tornado-Damaged Home [Video]

As if it's not bad enough that a tornado nearly destroyed your neighborhood, now this.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Bolt of Lightning Nearly Strikes Couple Taking Selfie [Video]

This couple was snorkeling on their honeymoon in Mexico when a storm rolled in. The lifeguards instructed them to get out of the water, which they did.

So they were probably in the clear, right? Wrong!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: No One Wants to be This Close to a Lightning Strike [Video]

Here's some advice to live by: If there's lightning, stay inside and hide.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Freak Hail Storm at the Beach In Siberia [Video]

At a beach in Siberia, Russia -- yeah, you read that right, a beach in Siberia -- there was a sudden change in weather Saturday that led everyone to leave the water and take shelter.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Meteorologist Freaked Out By Wasp During Weather Report [Video]

Meteorologists are a rare breed.

They have no problem standing outside in a crazy storm to report the weather. Why they can't just set up a camera outside and do the report from the safety and convenience of a studio, we are still not sure. But whatever.

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Watch Today’s Storm Move in to Downtown Grand Rapids [Timelapse]

I love a good storm, and so far, Grand Rapids has had some nice rains, but today's storm was awesome!  It got dark and the rain came down really hard today, as you got to experience, I'm sure.

I started my camera shooting a time lapse before the storm made it downtown, and at about :22 seconds in, you can see almost a wall of clouds come in from the left and everything gets dark and the rain comes.

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Grand Rapids National Weather Service: Torrential Downpours and Isolated Severe Storms Today

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office reports:
Potential for torrential downpours and isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Storm Chaser Struck By Lightning While Recording Weather [Video]

Some storms were rolling through Fairburn, S.D., on Tuesday. So, storm chaser Scott Sheppard grabbed his camera and began recording out the window of his car.

He appears to have been recording a rainbow when, all of a sudden, he was struck by lightning.

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