News Selfie Stick holder gets struck by lightening

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  1. Alisonsbankacct

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    A man who was struck and killed by lightning in the Brecon Beacons is reported to have been hit by the bolt because he was carrying a selfie stick.

    Two men died and a further two were injured on Pen y Fab in the Brecon Beacons mountain range on Sunday in separate incidents when a thunderstorm broke out unexpectedly.

    The Telegraph reports that sources close to the rescue teams claim one of the dead men may have been struck because he was carrying a selfie stick – an extended metal arm that can hold a mobile phone and allow people to take pictures from a greater height.
     
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    Darwin's Law prevails again.
     
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    No picture as proof? Brecon Beacons mountain range? wheres that?
    You can't top the good looking American guy lighting a mortar upside down on his head
    which I still can't believe no one got a video of
     
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    Long before the selfie stick hikers would use a stickpic that would attach to the end of a trekking pole to capture cool 360° video of the person on top of the mountain.
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    But never in a lighting storm.:nono:
     
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    ...i hope the selfie stick company had a warning sticker on their product otherwise i think they might be getting sued.

    im concerned about the liability
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    i wish them a speedy recovery

    :explode:
     
  9. Murcielago

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    After seeing lighting storms at the Air Force Academy, I was going to say it was insane to be carrying a piece of metal at that altitude. Then I read that the Brecon Beacons "Mountains" in Wales are less than 3,000 feet high. That's a hill, not a mountain.
     
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    good
    Darwin's Law has been jam-packed this month, Robin.
     
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    Any man who owns a selfie stick deserves to get struck by lightning.
     
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    That guy with the selfie stick is dead to me. :c
     
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    Is it wrong that the title of this thread made me laugh out loud? What's wrong with me? :oops:
     
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    Nope! I had the exact same reaction! :lo5:
     
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    Me too!!
     
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    He died doing what he loved
     
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    "Thou shalt not have strange gods before me!" I do believe this is a biblical retaliation; ;)
     
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    Ooooh! Ooooooh! Can I guess the race?
    image.jpg
     
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    Poetic justice?
     
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