Some people HAPPY to be struck by
Lightning is not
all bad news. On rare occasion, its victims have welcomed
strikes. In 1782, a paralysed member of household of the Duke
of Kent was struck by lightning. He survived, with his
Edwin Robinson, a resident of Falmouth, Massachusetts, had
been blind and deaf for nine years following a road accident.
Then, as he sheltered beneath a tree during a storm on June 3
1980, he was struck by lightning. He lay unconscious for 20
minutes with his hearing aid shattered. When he awoke, his
sight and hearing began to return. Bus this is very much the
exception. The rule is that lightning is dangerous.
- Derek Elson, New Scientist 24 June 1989