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August 05, 2009

I'm not sure I'd call it luck

STL cyclist recovers from lightning strike

BOULDER, Colo. — A 44-year-old bicyclist from St. Louis struck by lightning in north-central Colorado while training for a triathlon is out of the hospital after temporarily losing her sight and motion in her arms.

Terri Menghini said she had finished 78 miles of a 100-mile bike ride Monday in Boulder when she saw a dark cloud overhead and lightning in the distance.

Menghini said she was on the crest of the hill when lightning struck within 100 feet of her.

"There was one lightning bolt and within a minute, the second one got me," she said. [...]

"I was just lucky. So I'm going to go buy a Powerball ticket now," Menghini said.

Posted by joke du jour at August 5, 2009 06:05 PM

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Wow...another insipid blog featuring mildly unusual news stories along w/ generic snark.

..But I just had to see the pic of the Frank Zappa picking his nose tat, so I guess I deserve this bullshit.

Posted by: Whatever at August 5, 2009 06:25 PM

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