Lightning-Struck Teens Saved by Holding Hands

Without that light PDA, they could have suffered serious injury
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2015 4:39 PM CDT
Lightning-Struck Teens Saved by Holding Hands

There was electricity in the air—literally—on a high-school couple's date Thursday in Claremont, California. It's just a good thing they were holding hands. CNN reports Lexie Varga and Dylan Corliss were struck by lightning while walking to get burgers and were likely saved from serious injury because they were holding hands. "It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies," a doctor tells KCAL.

Despite being thrown 3 feet and feeling like they had been hit by a piece of metal, the teens finished their date, only later going to a doctor when their parents made them. The doctor told the teens the lightning probably entered Corliss' head and exited through Varga's left foot. Wait, does this mean the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy is scientifically sound? (More lightning stories.)

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