10 Bizarre Stories of Lightning Strikes
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1The entire soccer team who was killed after being struck by a lighting during a match
2The man who survived being struck by bolt 7 times and then commits suicide
Sullivan is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being, and gained a nickname "Human Lightning Conductor" or "Human Lightning Rod". He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 71 over an unrequited love.
3The couple who was struck by lightning while they were having outdoor sex
Because the nearby service station near the town of Werl was relatively busy they went a short distance into the wooded area and hid themselves in a bush where they stripped naked. They were so carried away that they didn't stop even when thunder and lightning started to rip through the air - until a bolt of lightning struck the ground nearby. The terrified pair ran out of the bush naked and fled in a torrential downpour that followed the lightning strike.
4The 13-year-old kid who was struck by lightning at 13:13 on a Friday the 13th
The teen was... 13 years old.
5The biker who had his penis hit by lightning
Djindjic escaped relatively unscathed from the incident, suffering only light burns to his chest and arms.He said: "Thankfully, the doctors said that there would be no lasting effects, and my penis will function normally eventually."
6The girl who survived a lightning strike after the wire of her iPod diverted 300,000 volts
7The girl who was struck by lightning during a sunny day
The lightning hit Britney as she was walking down a hill in North Strabane Township with a friend about 2:30 p.m. that day. The bolt hit her on the left shoulder, leaving a burn-like mark and exited her wrist, where it left another mark. She was treated at a Pittsburgh hospital. Doctors discovered her arm was broken, but otherwise she's OK.
8The woman hit by lightning that exit from her bum
It then earthed itself via her moist shower curtain. 'It was incredibly painful, I felt it pass through my torso and then I don't remember much at all,' Timarovic said. A medic explained: 'Instead of earthing through her feet, it appears the electricity shot out of her backside… if she had not been wearing the shoes she would probably have been killed.'
The medic described the incident as 'bizarre, but not impossible.'
9The diver who was killed after his tank was struck by lightning
The three other divers struggled to get the man back into the boat and radioed for help. The man was then rushed to the beach where a rescue crew was waiting. He was given CPR and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was planned to determine if he died by electrocution or drowning.
10The girl who was zapped by lightning twice while in the shower
Alice had been struck by lightning in the arm but her parents did not immediately understand what had happened. The child's mother, Cecilia Svensson, immediately went downstairs and began to help wash her daughter's hair when Alice screamed for the second time.
“She screamed again. She was holding the metal shower hose while rinsing off.”
Although nothing else was damaged in the house, the flash lightening must have struck and travelled, live, through the pipes. “It could have gone badly,” said Svensson, who also said she learned as a child not to shower during electrical storms but that this localized storm erupted quickly.
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