Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 13, 2008 (CWNews.com) - Lightning struck the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 12.
The giant statue, which was last year voted one of the Seven Wonders of the World, survived the lightning bolt, apparently unscathed.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer, which dominates the Rio skyline from a nearby mountain top, is made of reinforced concrete. At 130 feet, it is the world's tallest statue of Christ: a commanding figure accentuated by its location at the top of a 2,300-foot mountain.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wow, maybe He insulted Zeus. Rio's statue of Christ survives lightning hit
Posted by KaleJ at 2/13/2008