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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lightning never strikes twice?

The chances of being struck by lightning are very slim; the chances of being struck by lightning twice (on different days) is seemingly impossible; so what are the odds of being struck by lightning seven times? With our world record holder, Roy Sullivan, the events happened as follows:

1942 - Sullivan was hit for the first time when he was in a lookout tower. The lightning bolt struck him in a leg and he lost a nail on his big toe.
1969 - The second bolt hit him in his truck when he was driving on a mountain road. It knocked him unconscious and burned his eyebrows.
1970 - The third strike burned his left shoulder while in his front yard.
1972 - The next hit happened in a ranger station. The strike set his hair on fire. After that, he began to carry a pitcher of water with him.
1973 - A lightning bolt hit Sullivan on the head, blasted him out of his car, and again set his hair on fire.
1974 - Sullivan was struck by the sixth bolt in a campground, injuring his ankle.
1977 - The seventh and final lightning bolt hit him when he was fishing. Sullivan was hospitalized for burns in his chest and stomach.

This is one guy to stay away from folks!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Anonymous Moggy said...

But, if we ever have a blackout I betcha he'll come in handy. We can stick a lightbulb in his mouth and it'll probably light up!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:15:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Ed H., said...

He does have an "electrifing personality!"

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:18:00 a.m.  
Blogger Allan said...

ed, one more like that and you're banned! ;-)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:19:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Quirky Jessi said...

I don't know whether to say he's unlucky for getting hit so many times or lucky for making it out of them alive, lol.

Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:12:00 a.m.  

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