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kottke.org posts about lightning

Lightning!

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 10, 2008

Flickr video of the camera operator getting struck by lightning.

From what i understand, it went through my left hand holding the camera, crossed my back and exited out of my right hand holding onto the metal railing. No entry or exit wounds, just a really good zap!

Wow! (via waxy)

On lightning strike survivors

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 07, 2005

On lightning strike survivors. “Because strikes are so rare, and because their symptoms are so obscure, victims are often dismissed by doctors, not surprisingly, as malingerers or told they have psychosomatic disorders.”