When something bad happens, many of us often get the ‘why me’ feeling. When we get sick, have an accident or fail at school or work, then someone comes and preaches us about how we’re still much better off than so many other people, we don’t always believe that. Well, trust us, you’re just about to believe it.
Allow me to introduce you to some of the unluckiest people who were chosen by the universe to be the ultimate example of pure bad luck:
1- Everyone Wins the Lottery, Except For Him
One Christmas in Spain, all 70 households of a tiny village bought lottery tickets except for one man who chose not to. When the results came in from the national lottery, the whole village found themselves winners and walked away with millions, all except for this one unlucky man.
2- A Meteorite For God’s Sake
One afternoon, Ann Hodges was taking a rest on her living room couch, probably thinking about what she was going to eat or wear when a meteorite was fireballing its way through the sky, breaking into three pieces until one piece ultimately found its way to Ann’s house, smashed through her roof and hit her hip. Ann is the only recorded case in history to be hit by a meteorite.
3- The Man Who Wants It All
Eric Norrie is a man who doesn’t settle for just one unusual incident. He nearly died after a shark attack and was saved by his father in law; he was also struck by lightening and bitten by a rattlesnake.
4- The Lightening Man
If you think that “lightning never strikes twice,” think again. It strikes twice, thrice, and even SEVEN times in Roy Sulivan’s case. Roy holds the Guinness World Record for the amount of times lightning has struck one human being. Technically speaking, he achieved a probability of 22,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1 in being hit by a lightning. Sadly, he died after shooting himself for a failed love story.
5- The Universe Hates Him
John Wade is the living definition of an unlucky man. He was robbed at gunpoint while driving his taxi and then got locked in his trunk before getting stabbed with a butcher’s knife. A year later, he was bitten by two snakes at the same time and was struck by lightning two years after.
6- The Atomic Man
Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only officially recognized survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb blasts, on August 6, 1945. Yamaguchi was visiting Hiroshima on a business trip when he was knocked out from the huge blast only seconds after he got off the train. He then thought that it was no longer safe for him to stay in Hiroshima and decided to head home to NAGASAKI where he witnessed the second blast which left him completely deaf.