9. The lottery guy
Costis Mitsotakis, is the only unfortunate Spanish guy who lives in a small village. Being an unfortunate guy, he was not able to purchase a lottery ticket when the whole village did. This happened because the Homemakers’ association folks missed only one house; his! This lottery is big one called “El Grondo” which means “The fat one”. His misfortune resulted that the whole village won 950$ million dollars except for him!
Being struck by lightening is quite a misfortune as the odds of being struck is 3000 to 1. But what do you think are the odds of being struck by lightening seven times? Yes, seven times and you know what? They were not separate accidents but rather in row. So goodbye to “lightening never strikes in the same place twice” as it can indeed and just twice! It happened in a park in Virginia, when Roy Sullivan was fishing. Roy should actually be given a championship!
7. The persistent bullet and the mean tree
Henry Zirgler is one of the most unfortunate guys in history. He broke up with a girlfriend in 1883 who decided to kill herself, and whose brother decided to avenge her death later. He hunted down Ziegler and shot him then shot himself. However, Ziegler did not die as the bullet only scraped his face and dodged into a tree. Years later, Ziegler wanted to blow up the tree with dynamite sticks and this sent the bullet straight to his head. He really should have left the poor tree alone, did it not suffer enough?!
Moral of the story: Stay green, never ever harm any tree and plant a tree as it might save you one day from a bullet and then kill you again! 😀
6. Hairy, but how?
Let’s agree that most women find a hairy man disgusting! However, I do not think this applies in this case as it is not disgusting but a mere unlucky medical condition called Atavism. Yu Zhenhuan whom you have probably heard of before is the world’s hairiest man as he have hair on 96% of his body.
5. The relentless hurricane blows!
Melanie Martinez, a woman whose poor luck made her lose five houses to hurricanes. Now, that is worth reflecting on! There was Betsy in 1965, Juan in 1985, George in 1998 and Katrina in 2005 and then Isaac in the seventh anniversary of katrina! Melanie lives in Louisiana and had her home fixed by charity works once. Now is Martinez causing Louisiana the misfortune or vice versa?!
4. Unlucky number 16
John Lyne, Britain’s most unfortunate man who had sixteen accidents in his life. These accidents included lightening strikes, three car accident and a stone hitting his face breaking eight teeth and much more. When he was just born, he was at risk of not surviving as his lungs were under developed. And as a teenager, he broke his arm falling off a tree and went to hospital. On his way back home, his arm was broken again in three different places. And yes, the same arm!
3. The Tree man
Dede kowsara, an indonesian who at the age of ten fell down in the woods and hurt his knee. Ever since, he started turning into a tree himself. Although he was born healthy, he started developping this condition which costed him his job, his marriage and merely his life! Now this is an unlucky condition which makes doctore use an electric saw to remove warts and decaying matter, and it just grows back again!
2. One bomb..ok, but two!
Tsutomu yamaguchi, an anti nuclear weapons who had a first hand experience with the effects of nuclear weapons. He is the only official known to have witnessed both bombing attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The man was in Hiroshima when the bomb blasted and travelled the next day and witnessed the atomic blast as well. He suffered serious wounds that had to be bandaged for twelve years and a completely deaf ear.
1. The retriever
Henry Jenkins went ice fishing with two of his friends. In a hurry for his fishing he threw a dynamite stick on the ice to make a hole. His lap retriever races on the ice to get the stick as he would do in a simple ‘fetch’. Now, they run for their lives and the dog chases them. The dog is blown up and the ‘men’ survive. ‘unnfortunately’ the guy’s truck sank in the whole and the insurance company refused to pay him a penny. The unlucky poor thing here is not Jenkins but merely the dog.