When you work for the city and a pole needs to be replaced you can either A.) take care of it yourself or B.) let lightning do it for you.

That's what happened in this new YouTube video taken on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

In roughly ten seconds you'll see what a standard telephone pole in Chicago getting blown to smithereens by a lightning strike.

That pole went from massive wooden log to a group of restaurant ready toothpicks in a millisecond.

Morale of the story? Don't mess with nature.