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article imageWoman hit by lightning while filming with camera, survives, posts video

By Thespian     Jul 10, 2008 in Health
This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime events. A woman is taking video of a rainstorm from her balcony when she is struck by lightning. She survives, and posts the video on Flickr.
Andy Warhol said we'd all be famous for fifteen minutes. The Internet and Youtube have redefined that to fifteen seconds. This is some of the most amazing fifteen seconds of footage I've ever seen.
Apparently, she was standing on the balcony of her house, filming the rain storm, and resting her right hand on a conductive railing. A lightning stroke hit her camera-hand. Thankfully, the charge didn't go through her chest cavity and stop her heart, but rather went across her back and grounded out through her other hand.
The video is marked "All rights reserved" and "anyone can see this video" so to be absolutely clear on re-use ownership, I've merely provided the public link above to the video she made available, rather than embedding it here
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