Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

This page is about the saying "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place".

Possible interpretation: The idea here is that the same misfortune or bad luck will not happen again to the same person. This saying is often shortened, with the same meaning, to: "Lightning never strikes twice." (In reality, it has been proven that lightning often does strike two or more times in the same place.)

Note: lightning (noun) = a powerful electrical discharge usually between a cloud and the ground | twice (adverb) = two times

Quick Quiz:

You are most likely to say "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place" to someone who

a. has just been struck by lightning, and lived

b. has just had some very bad luck

c. wants to photograph an electric storm

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Contributor: Josef Essberger