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It could be worse…

Meet Roy Sullivan.  He was struck by lightening.  Seven times. (Statistically speaking, getting hit by lightning is a three-thousand to one chance. Thus getting hit seven times is roughly a twenty-two septillion to one shot. That’s 22,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. To 1.)

Read Roy’s story and meet the other six members of Cracked.com’s list of “The 7 Most Bizarrely Unlucky People Who Ever Lived“…

As we count our blessings, we might send imperial birthday greetings to Gaius Julius Caesar, born on this date in 100 BCE.  ‘Twas Julius Caesar who, having expanded the Roman world through the conquest of Gaul and the invasion of Britain, led his forces across the Rubicon in 49 BCE and took dictatorial control of Rome, ending the Republic and inaugurating the Empire.

“Veni, vidi, vici,” indeed.

Julius Caesar

Written by (Roughly) Daily

July 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

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