To all those who thought I was "eccentric" or "insane" or "out-of-his-freaking-mind" for my prudent policy of walking around in thunderstorms with my pet pig on a leash:
Pig bears brunt of lightning strike, apparently saving doctor
an ABC Action News report 7/07/04
TAMPA - A bay area doctor walked out of Tampa General Hospital last night feeling groggy and sore, but happy to be alive.
Dr. Leif Lange was struck by lightning while walking outside of his Darby barn Tuesday afternoon. The chiropractor explained that he was walking a pet pig on a rope when the bolt struck nearby.
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"If I did not have rubber boots on and I wasn't holding onto that pig, I wouldn't be standing here. I'd be dead," he added. "The pig is a lifesaver. I've got the best pig in the world, even though he's dead. He served more of a purpose than just a barbeque on Sunday, that's for sure."
So who's laughing now? Huh? Huh? Who's laughing now? Huh? Who's laughing now?
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