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The World's 13 Unluckiest People

Roy Sullivan (EUA)

Has been struck by lightning 7 times.

Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 3,000.
Odds of being struck by lightning 7 times: 1 in 22 septillion.

Melanie Martinez (EUA)

Lost four homes to hurricanes, then after a reality TV show gave her fifth a $20,000 makeover, lost that one to a hurricane too.

Odds of being hit by a major hurricane in Louisiana: roughly 4% chance per year.

Violet Jessop (England)

Was on the ship Olympic, which sank, then served on the Titanic in time for that to sink too, and finally the Britannic... which also sank.

The Olympic sank after colliding with a warship, the Titanic it an iceberg, and the Britannic sank due to an unexplained explosion.

Costis Mitsotakis (Spain)

Was the only one in his village of 70 to not win the €740m lottery.

Odds of winning the "El Gordo" lottery ("The Fat One"): 1 In 100,000.

Ivan Lester McGuire (EUA)

Serving as cameraman for a skydiving course, he remembered his camera, but forgot his parachute.

Odds of dying from a skydive: 1 in 143,000.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi (Japan)

Was caught in the Hiroshima nuke, and after a night in an air raid shelter, went home to Nagasaki in time for the second nuke.

He survived both and died at the age of 93.

Frane Selak (Kroatien)

Dubbed "the world's luckiest unluckiest man", he came very close to death 7 times, with others around him dying or being badly wounded.

After all of his close scrapes, he won the Croatian lottery.

Erik Norrie (EUA)

Has been bitten by a shark, struck by lightning, and bitten by a rattlesnake.

Odds of being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.
Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 3,000.
Odds of being bitten by venomous snake in the US: 1 in 37,500 each year.

Vlad Cazacu (Rumänien)

While eating fire, belched and exploded. Onlookers assumed it was part of the performance and didn't save him from dying.

Fire-eating accidents generally lead to burns at the most - the explosion only occurred because vapours escaped from Cazacu's stomach.

Robert Todd Lincoln (EUA)

Was present at the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley.

Deciding he was bad luck for presidents, he elected to attend no further presidental functions and declined several invitations.

Ann Hodges (EUA)

Hit by a meteorite, which smashed through the roof and badly bruised her hip.

She's one of only two people in all of history to be hit by a meteorite.

Henry Ziegland (EUA)

Dodged a bullet which lodged in a tree. He blew up the tree years later - and the bullet blew out and fatally wounded him.

The bullet was originally shot by his girlfriend's brother after Ziegland walked out on her.

John Wade Agan (EUA)

Has been robbed at gunpoint, stabbed, bitten by two snakes at the same time, and struck by lightning.

Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 3,000.
Odds of being bitten by venomous snake in the US: 1 in 37,500 each year.
Odds of being robbed: 1 in 47 each year.