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When lightning strikes toilets explode

Toilets take their fair share of ‘explosions’ through their everyday use, however, this time the plumber won’t be able to fix it.

During a thunderstorm, MaryLou Ward of Charlotte County Flordia was abruptly awakened to a giant explosion in her bathroom this past Sunday.

When she went to check out the noise, it wasn’t her husband’s bowel troubles but her entire toilet had exploded.

The local plumbing company said the reason for the explosion was because of lightning striking the septic tank nearby.

MaryLou now says she’s going to think twice about using the bathroom during a thunderstorm.