Monday, September 24, 2007

lightning in the mouth, out the bottom

Natasha Timarovic, 27, of Zandar in Croatia was brushing her teeth when her building was hit by lightning.

She said: "I had just put my mouth under the tap to rinse away the toothpaste when the lightning must have struck the building.

"I don't remember much after that, but I was later told that the lightning had travelled down the water pipe and struck me on the mouth, passing through my body.

"It was incredibly painful, I felt it pass through my torso and then I don't remember much at all."

Natasha was wearing rubber bathroom shoes at the time. Because of that, the lighting did not exit her feet, but via her bottom (backside, derriere) and then traveled down the nearby shower curtain.

Natasha was treated for burns to her mouth and buttocks. She was observed overnight and released from the hospital.,23599,20548077-13762,00.html