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SEVEN Lightning Strikes Puts Man In Guinness Book of World Records

 

Today in 1977, Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning for the 7th time. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most lightning-struck person in the world. Experts say a direct lightning strike is almost always fatal. You can actually be indirectly struck by lightning if you're touching or just standing near a person or object that is hit by lightning.

Experts have found that as many as 80-percent of lightning strike victims are left with long-term injuries from the experience. Keraunomedicine (ker-RON-oh-MED-eh-sin) is the medical study of those who have been struck by lightning. Check out this video detailing Roy Sullivan's life among the flashes:

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