Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Zeus Strikes Back!

You'll think this can't be. But it is!

Maybe it makes a fun credit card design, but people--in real life, lightning hurts. It hurts bad! And sometimes, it hurts in places we'd never expect.

Natasha Timarovic, a 27-year-old Croatian woman, was brushing her teeth one night earlier this week when lightning struck her building. She had just put her mouth underneath the tap to rinse and spit when she suddenly felt the lightning course through her body. She instantly felt an incredible amount of pain, so she was taken to a hospital--where she was treated for severe burns on her mouth AND HER ANUS!!

Wait...I thought you just said "anus." I just said ANUS!!!

A medic said that because she was wearing rubber soled shoes, the lightning exited through her anus as opposed to earthing through her feet. Doctors said the accident is "bizarre but not impossible," and she is expected to recover fully.

Luckily for Natasha, old adages prove this can't happen again.

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