First, a bra saved a German woman’s life from a stray bullet. Now, a Chinese woman has the little piece of clothing to thank after it saved her life from a lightning strike on Monday.
According to local reports from Guangzhou, Guangdong province, the woman, surname Lai, went out into the rain to give her son – who was jogging at a park – an umbrella. However, she ended up being struck in the chest by lightning, leaving her unconscious on a bridge.
Lai’s son soon got a call from a pedestrian reporting the incident, and she was rushed to the hospital. There she woke up and was told that she just survived a lightning attack.
According to Shen Han, a physics professor at Zhongshan University, the woman’s umbrella conducted the current from the lightning onto her, and the underwire in her bra diverted the current away from her vital organs, saving her life.
Lai is still in hospital, as doctors are still evaluating her in case of any damage missed.