The statue of Jesus on a hill overlooking Rio de Janeiro --
it got struck by lightning.
This happens a fair amount -- but hardly ever when someone is there to capture the event in photos.
The statue lost a finger, but that will soon be repaired.
Others have been struck by lightning, including some famous people -- and this guy, who received a lightning bolt SEVEN TIMES. It's more common than you think -- about 75 people die each year from lightning, according to SixWise.com, with another 400 or so surviving the hit. Handy tip: Do NOT talk on your cellphone out in the open while a storm's brewing. In fact, don't hang out in the open at all...unless you want to be on the next 'I survived' list.
If you're lucky, that is.
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