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Lightning strikes Spanish man's scrotum

Posted May 4, 2012 by David Silverberg
A Madrid man survived an unusual lightning strike recently. The bolt entered his scrotum and left through his foot, burning his testicles.
About 2 000 people are hit by lightning around the world each year. In the US lightning is the 2nd w...
About 2,000 people are hit by lightning around the world each year. In the US lightning is the 2nd weather killer after floods.
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A report out of Madrid explains the 53-year-old man's ordeal when lightning struck one of the most sensitive areas of a man's genitalia.
As Le Mundo writes (in Spanish), he was walking on Avenida de La IlustraciĆ³n in Madrid's suburb Tres Cantos when the lightning struck his scrotum through his pants. The charge coursed down one of his legs and travelled to the sidewalk through his foot. He fell unconscious.
His son called emergency services, who treated the burns on his scrotum and feet. He was then transferred to the Hospital de la Paz, where he underwent several tests. Doctors say he got lucky: his heart and brain were not affected by the lightning.
In other lightning news earlier this year, scientists believe they can control lightning strikes via lasers. New Scientist reports. Also, earlier this week a man captured a stunning photo of a double rainbow next to a lightning strike.