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From: ansible@cix.compulink.co.uk (David Langford)
Subject: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v010.n041
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:46 +0000 (GMT)

In-Reply-To: <199910302310.QAA19304@lists1.best.com>

alga propagated:

> Also yesterday there was a report of two women snoozing under a tree in 
> Hyde Park who were killed by a lightning bolt that stuck their
> underwire bras.Now what writer, modernist, post-modernist, whatever,
> could possibly have made that up?

Vladimir Nabokov came close: "My very photogenic mother died in a freak 
accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three ..."

The =Evening Standard= later reported more detailed pathologist's 
evidence saying that although the underwires acted as a conductor, the 
women would almost certainly have died if they hadn't been wearing those 


David Langford
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