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Every American Killed by Lightning So Far in 2014 Has Been Male

Sometimes Mother Nature can be so sexist.
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A fisherman knee-deep in a lake, a man lying against a tree, a roofer working atop a car dealership—these are just some of those who were killed by lightning in 2014, a year that so far has seen a 100 percent-male ratio for fatal U.S. strikes.

Seven American men have died from lightning since January. Add to that grim tally the nine consecutive male fatalities last fall, and you have the longest lightning-on-dude killing streak since at least 2006. It's a statistical fluke strong enough to get the #YesAllMen crowd crying misandry at Mother Nature.