Sunday, 12 July 2009

Three Amazing Survivors

I had a house fire this week - an electric fault in the immersion heater control panel almost sent the house sky high. Fortunately, I was around when it started and was able to put it out but thought I was a gonner at one point! Thanks to some swift action and the arrival of two fire engines the damage was limited. So, right now I feel lucky. It was, then, with some interest that I read the latest article by . What happened to these people makes my own small brush with death seem, well, pretty ordinary. Take a look!

From the article:
They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Tell that to Roy Sullivan, who was struck a total of Seven Times In his life.

He was struck in 1942, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976 and 1977. Supposedly, he developed a case of paranoia after the third time and became convinced a higher power was out to get him. Mind you, considering the odds of being struck by lightning ONCE in 80 years are 576,000 to one, and the odds of being struck by lightning seven times are 10^25 to one, can you blame him?

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