"I'm glad it didn't blow my nose off!" Lightning: Into the foot, and out the nose ring http://www.breitbart.tv/html/129203.html [apparently] The sad thing is that although this girl and her mother think she's alright, severe shock victims can first exhibit symptoms of cellular damage, and other damage to organs, long after the initial event. From what I understand, there is no way to know if she has been severely injured or not, for years to come. Once upon a time, telephones were one of the most common conduits for lightning strikes. A strike could hit the phone line some distance away, and direct the energy right into one's ear and brain. Wireless phones have pretty much eliminated that problem, but now we sit at computers that are often plugged in for power. Whenever I hear a lightning storm approaching, I unplug and disconnect the DSL.