The National Weather Service estimates that every year, you have a 1/1,000,000th chance of being struck by a bolt of lightning. We’d like to know what the odds are of being hit by a bolt of lightning in the crotch.
Normally, we don’t sit around all day thinking about the numeric probability of losing a game of “Roshambo” with Mother Nature...
Mike Akers was visiting his parents in Queens, NY, when a freak storm swept through the area on Monday night, bringing thunder, lightning and baseball-sized hail.
In this amateur video, which aired on ‘Today,’ Akers filmed from the relative safety of his parents’ porch when, suddenly, lightning struck in the front yard and smashed a tree to pieces.
For someone who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a Florida woman sure found herself at the right place at the right time.
The unidentified woman was struck by lightning while attending a wilderness survival class Wednesday in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Last weekend, an Emirates Airbus 380 was struck by a jagged bolt of lightning as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport. Luckily, none of the passengers aboard were harmed, and the plane made it safely to the ground.
Believe it or not, airplanes generally sustain a couple of lightning strikes per year, and are designed so that their bodies act as a conductor, allowing the lightning to
There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.
A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and