Google Office in Bizarre Street Electricity Shocker

By Gary Cutlack on at

People walking past Google's London office have reported being attacked by a weird ball of static electricity, with the power to ruffle the hair of any suburban hipsters within its range.

Some videos have been posted to YouTube showing the terrible hair-lifting effect, with one man suggesting it's possible to feel a "beam" of power hitting the road. Here are some people possibly risking their lives for a few thousand YouTube views:

A later video shows electricity company workmen on the scene, with UK Power Networks saying the area's safe -- but declining to say what the actual cause was. [Business Insider]