Lightning Strikes


The Pope approves of Mel Gibson’s The Passion. But I am not entirely convinced that G-d does.

Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s controversial film The Passion Of Christ.

The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film’s assistant director Jan Michelini while they were filming in a remote location a few hours from Rome.

It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.

Of course, it could have been alot worse, as this farmer will attest to.

A single lightning strike is believed to have killed 13 prized dairy cows at Fernvale, west of Brisbane.

Dairy farmer David Potter said he believed the lightning hit a tree the Friesians were under and they were killed in a “chain reaction”.

“There was two big claps of thunder and when I went to get the cows, there were 13 of them dead under the tree,” Mr Potter said.

“You could see where the lightning had hit the tree. It’s just one of them things.

We’ve had storms through here before with lightning and never had anything like that happen before. “I’ve never heard of anything like this. It’s … just unlucky – unlucky 13.”

The cows must have been really bad.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.