Hint: He teamed up with a philosopher to make the attempt.
It certainly does beat the odds. It’s estimated that only one out of 10,000 people will be struck by lightning in their lifetime—although this is still more likely than winning millions in the lottery, which has odds in the neighborhood of 1 in 259 million.
That oh-so-stylish, late-Sunday-morning institution is not some natural expression of human need that evolved over the centuries like, say, dinner.
We sincerely hope that it’s not you, because the bridge is not actually for sale, and anyone telling you otherwise is trying to part you from your money.
In spite of what you learned watching super hero movies, even with super strength you could never transform a chunk of coal into a diamond.
Is it an unattractive side effect of showing off your cannonball or an awesome comic book-worthy evolutionary advantage?