Unlucky 13-Year Old Struck By Lightning On Friday The 13th At 13:13 (24-Hour Time, Yo!)

August 17, 2010


That's not actually him in the picture. That's just a shot I found in my 'chicks in thongs getting struck by lightning' fetish folder online. So yeah, allegedly a 13-year old was struck by lighting at 13:13 on Friday the 13th while attending an air show. Because attending an air show in the middle of a thunderstorm is a good idea. High-five, Dad of the Year!

The boy was struck at Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival today, Firday 13th, and it was only while the ambulance team was treating him that they noticed the time - 1.13pm.

The unnamed buy suffered a minor burn and was taken to James Paget Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

'We treated two more injuries from lightning burns in the space of twenty minutes - all three people were holding umbrellas at the time, which acts as a conductor for electricity.'

Darwin Awards: you were all this close to winning one. Better luck next time, guys (I recommend taping dynamite to your umbrella handles).

Unlucky for some: Lightning strikes 13-year-old boy at 13:13 on Friday the 13th [dailymail]

Thanks to Romeo and silvermidnight, who agree the safest way to watch an air show in a lightning storm is from beneath the brim of a tin-foil helmet.

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